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ABLY COLLEGIAN 


Volume CVII Issue 1 


Songs of 
summer 



Our top picks for 
summer's best con- 
certs, as well as some 
survival tips for get- 
ting through another 
year on campus (see 
Arts & Living, section 
■ A). 


Khari ball 



Khan Samuel and 
the Massachusetts 
football team is 
looking for its first 
conference title 
since 1990. Check 
out the rest of the 
fall sports pre- 
views, (see Sports, 
section S). 


UMASS BRIEFS 


New Programs and Courses 

Through the combination of a 
number of departments, a Native 
American Studies Program will now 
be offered at the University of 
Massachusetts. Native American 
English professor Ron Welburn will be 
the director of the program. A 
required course in the program, 
"Contemporary Issue for Native 
Americans," will bring Native 
American activists from New England 
and New York to speak on such 
issues as identity, traditions, commu- 
nity and resource control. Not only 
will the visitors give lectures, but they 
will also interact with the students 
and faculty over their two-day visits. 
Funds for this program were provid- 
ed by the deputy provost's office. 

The geosphere, biosphere, atmos- 
phere, hydrosphere, cyrosphere, and 
the human intei action within these 
spheres is the focus of a new degree 
program in Earth System Sciences, 
via geosciences. The purpose of the 
program is to discover a holistic 
understanding of the interactions of 
large- scale systems on Earth and the 
impact of human activities on these 
systems. 

Awards a plenty 

English professor Martin Espada 
was awarded the American Book 
Award by the Before Columbus 
Foundation for his book of poetry 
titled, "Imagine the Angels of Bread" 
(Norton). The BCF, of Oakland, CA., 
recognizes the achievements of peo- 
ple of color. Espada's fifth collection 
of poetry keeps with the political 
tone of his earlier collections. 

For his novel, "The Cattle Killing," 
English professor |ohn Edgar 
Wideman (Houghton-Mifflin) was 
awarded the |ames Feninr.ore Cooper 
Prize for Historical Fiction, which 
honors works of literary fiction which 
significantly advance the historical 
imagination. Prize-winners are 
judged on literary quality and histori- 
cal scholarship and receive and cer- 
tificate and a cash award of $2,500 
Wideman's novel takes place in 
Philadelphia in the 1 780s and tells of 
racial persecution and cruelty 
throughout the centuries. 

Going places 

After nearly 10 years, the plans of 
German Chancellor Helmut KohHo 
build a national Holocaust memorial 
in Berlin will come to fruition and 
English and judaic Studies professor 
lames E. Young has been named to 
the search commission that will 
choose the memorial's design. After 
participating in a public debate in 
Berlin concerning the memorial, 
Speaker of the Berlin Senate Peter 
Radunski invited Young, who will be 
the only foreign member of the com- 
mission. 

UMass alumnus William D. 
O'Leary became the secretary of the 
Executive Office of Health and 
Human Services (EOHHS) under the 
direction of Governor Paul Cellucci. 
As secretary of EOHHS, O'Leary is a 
member of the cabinet of Cellucci 
and serves as his chief policy advisor 
on all health and human services 
issues. Some of the major issues 
under O'Leary's management are 
youth services, social services, public 
health, mental health, services for the 
blind and hard of hearing, child care 
services, Medicaid administration and 
immigrant services. Previously 
O'Leary served as the Commissioner 
for the Department of Youth Services, 
where he was a leader in the crusade 
to crack down on juvenile crime. 

— compiled by Jonathan liberty 


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New England's Largest College Daily • Founded in 1890 • Daily Since 1967 Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 


Chancellor's search 
ends with Marrett 
appointed provost 


By Tomar Carroll 
Collegian Staff 


University of Massachusetts 
Chancellor David K. Scott has 
appointed Cora Bagley Marrett 
provost and vice chancellor for 
Academic Affairs, ending a nation- 
wide search for a new provost that 
began in October 1996. 

As provost, Marrett will head 
Academic Affairs and control the 
budget for all academic depart- 
ments and programs on campus, a 
total of approximately two-thirds of 
the University budget. 

Marrett said she is excited to 
begin her new job, and her initial 
task will be to orient herself to the 
campus and familiarize herself with 
the University's programs. 

"I am looking forward to the 


beginning of the academic year," 
Marrett said. "The first thing is find- 
ing out more about the activities 
underway." 

As provost, Marrett said, her first 
priority will be the enhancement of 
scholarships at UMass. 

"I like to say the position carries 
with it two titles, provost and vice 
chancellor for academic affairs, 
which is what I want to emphasize." 
Marrett said. "My concern is first 
and foremost with scholarship." 

Marrett said one way she will 
enhance scholarship at UMass is by 
encouraging research projects that 
bring undergraduates, graduate stu- 
dents and faculty together. 

Her former post at the National 
Science Foundation. Marrett said, 
will aid her in finding grants for 


Turn to PROVOST, page 8 


NPR shuns UMass professor's poem; 
Espada reacts to media censorship 


By Jonathan Liberty 

Collegian Staff 



Renowned poet and University of Massachusetts 
English professor Martin Espada was commissioned by 
National Public Radio (NPR) to write a poem which 
would be aired during National Poetry Month on the NPR 
program All Things Considered. 

The only parameter that Espada had to follow was to 
write the poem in a journalistic vain. 

According to Espada, he was visiting Philadelphia in 
April 1997 and while he was looking at the tomb of Walt 
Whitman, he was inspired to write a poem about Mumia 
Abu-)amal, the convicted death row inmate who allegedly 
killed a police officer in Philadelphia. 

Upon completion of the poem titled, "Another 
Nameless Prostitute Says the Man Is Innocent," Espada 
faxed it to All Things Considered. 

However, NPR/.4/7 Things Considered refused to air the 
poem. 

The problem 

"1 fulfilled the requirements of the assignment to the 
letter," Espada said. "The only reason NPR would not air 
the poem is the political suppression of Mumia 
Abu-Jamal." 

But, according to Espada, a representative of All Things 
Considered told him that there were two major reasons 
for the exclusion of the poem from NPR airwaves. The 
first reason cited is a legal matter involving NPR and 
Abu-Jamal; in 1994, NPR had agreed to air a series of 
commentaries by Abu-|amal from death row, but then 
decided not to run them. Abu-)amal then took NPR to 
court and because the case is still pending. NPR said that 
the poem presented a legal conflict. 

"While the court case continues, NPR will not use any 
materials to advocate 


News Analysis 


KENNETH WP SCOTT .< COUEGIAN 


New UMass Provost Cora Bagley Marrett. 


for the innocence or 

guilt of Abu- Jamal," 

said NPR News 

Director Kathy Scott 

in a WFCR radio news mmmm——i^mm^——m—a^m 

report. 

In response, Espada said that his poem has nothing to 
do with the legal case. 

"The subject of the lawsuit and the subject of the poem 
are totally different," Espada said. "The poem is not about 
Mumia's censored commentaries, nor about his First 
Amendment rights." 

Also, NPR's Amherst affiliate, WFCR, did broadcast 
Espada's poem without any legal problems. 

"Essentially it was a news story about a local poet, 
that's how we saw it." WFCR News Director Nancy 
Cohen said. WFCR aired a news story expressing the 
views of Espada and NPR. then played the poem. 

"It was my decision, and it was our perspective to try 
and provide something fair," Cohen said. 

"Why could WFCR broadcast the poem without worry- 
ing about being burnt down the next day, while All Things 
Considered could not? WFCR did it without intent, but 
my poem does not express the intent of NPR," Espada 
said. 

According to Espada, NPR then told him that they are a 
news organization which does not advocate for any person 
or group, and thus could not air his poem about 
Abu-|amal. 

"But I'm not NPR." Espada said. "If 1 want to advocate 
for Mumia, it should not matter. 

"Every news organization takes a position on some- 
thing. NPR's reasoning is very transparent." 

"NPR's policy, even if ex post facto, perpetuates 
Mumia's silence by silencing those who would speak for 
him," Espada said in the |uly issue of Progressive. 

Phone calls made to Kathy Scott and other NPR repre- 
sentatives were not returned. 


Turn to POEM, page 3 


Another Nameless Prostitute 
Says the Man is Innocent 

- for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia, PA/Camden, 
Nl, April 1997 
By Martin Espada 

(Editor's Note: poem not printed in original line form) 

The board-blinded windows knew what happened; 

the pavement sleepers of Philadelphia, groaning 

in their ghost-infested sleep, knew what happened; 

every black man blessed 

with the gashed eyebrow of nightsticks 

knew what happened; 

even Walt Whitman knew what happened, 

poet a century dead, keeping vigil 

from the tomb on the other side of the bridge. 

More than fifteen years ago, 

the cataract stare of the cruiser's headlights, 

the impossible angle of the bullet, 

the tributaries and lakes of blood, 

Officer Faulkner dead, suspect Mumia shot in the 

chest, 

the witnesses who saw a gunman 

running away, his heart and feet thudding. 

The nameless prostitutes know, 

hunched at the curb, their bare legs chilled. 

Their faces squinted to see that night, 

rouged with fading bruises, Now the faces fade. 

Perhaps an eye witness putrefies eyes open in a bed of 

soil 

or floats in the warm gulf stream of her addiction, 

or hides from the ianged whispers of the police 

in the tomb of Walt Whitman. 

where the granite door is open 

and fugitive slaves may rest. 

Mumia: the Panther beret, the thinking dreadlocks, 
dissident words that swarmed the microphone like a 
hive, 

sharing meals with people named Africa, 
calling out their names even after the police bombard- 
ment 

that charred their black bodies. 
So the governor has signed the death warrant. 
The executioner's needle would flush the poison 
down into Mumia's writing hand 
so the fingers curl like a burned spider, 
his clam questioning mouth would grow numb, 
and everywhere radios sputter to silence, in his memo- 
ry- 

The veiled prostitutes are gone, gone to the sacred bal- 
cony of whores, (note: this should be one line!) 
But the newspaper reports that another nameless pros- 
titute 

says the man is innocent, that she will testify at the next 
hearing. 

Beyond the courthouse, a multitude of witnesses 
chants, prays, shouts for his prison to collapse, a shack 
in a hurricane. 

Mumia. if the last nameless prostitute 

becomes an unraveling turban of steam. 

if the judges' robes become clouds of ink 

swirling like octopus deception, 

if the shroud becomes your Amish quilt. 

if your dreadlocks are snipped during autopsy, 

then drift above the ruined RCA factory 

that once berthed radios 

to the tomb of Walt Whitman. 

where the granite door is open 

and fugitive slaves may rest. 


Board of Higher Education 
approves new honors college 


By Tamar Carroll 

Collegian Staff 


www.umos$.edu/r$o/colegian 


The Massachusetts Board of 
Higher Education voted at its June 
meeting to establish a 
Commonwealth (Honors) College at 
the Amherst campus of the 
University of Massachusetts. 

The Board approved both the cre- 
ation of Commonwealth College, "a 
free-standing honors college of dis- 
tinction at the University of 
Massachusetts Amherst " and the 
development of a system-wide hon- 
ors program under the leadership of 
UMass -Amherst. 

The Board also directed the 
Chancellor of Higher Education to 
submit an implementation plan and 
budget to the Board by December 
1997. 

Norman Aitken. deputy provost, 
said the campus will be working this 
fall to determine the housing and 
operating costs of the 
Commonwealth College and to draw 
up a preliminary curriculum for the 
college. 

"The goal is to open the College 
by the fall of 1999," Aitken said. "In 
order to do so, a lot of things have 
to be pulled together. Funding is an 
issue. Right now, the campus is 
putting together information on the 
cost of operating and housing the 
facility, which we will submit to the 
Chancellor." 

If the Board of Higher Education 
approves the plans for the 
Commonwealth College and the sys- 
tem-wide honors program submit- 
ted by the Chancellor of Higher 
Education, the Board will then go to 
the State Legislature and seek fund- 
ing for the programs 

Aitken said currently the 
University is proposing the con- 


struction of a new academic build- 
ing near Orchard Hill Residential 
Area to house the college 

"We have a space deficit on cam- 
pus, so that we would really need to 
have a new facility," Aitken said. 
"We are proposing an academic 
building that would house class- 
rooms, a small lecture hall, seminar 
and computer rooms and advising 
space." 

The building would most likely be 
located on the north side of 
Dickinson resident hall or on the 
corner of Orchard Hill and East 
Pleasant Street. 

"We have looked at Orchard Hill 
primarily because the way we envi- 
sion the Commonwealth College is 
as a deliverer of general education 
classes." Aitken said. "We would 
locate it near Orchard Hill 
Residential Area because it is the 
traditional primary location for 
freshmen honors students and 
because there is available open 
space and ample parking." 

Aitken said plans for a new build- 
ing are very preliminary. The con- 
struction would have to be 
approved by the State Legislature 
and the whole process would take 
five to seven years to complete. 

In the mean time. Aitken said the 
University hopes to have the 
Commonwealth College established 
on campus without a new building. 
"We hope to have it operating with 
its curriculum, advising and full 
staffing." Aitken said. 

The college would offer some of 
the same honors classes available 
now, as well as new, interdiscipli- 
nary courses taught by both UMass 
faculty and distinguished visiting 
faculty. Current honors students 
would have the option of graduating 

Turn to HONOR, page 7 


UMass' largest lecture hall gets face-lift 


By Jonathan Liberty 

Collegian Staff 


Mahar Auditorium, the largest 
lecture hall at the University of 
Massachusetts which seats 469 stu- 
dents, was completely renovated in 
both physical and audio/visual 
aspects over the summer break. 

"It's like night and day," said 
Roger Fink, an architect of the 
University Planning office and a 
member of the Classroom 
Improvement Committee (CIO. 


According to Fink, the CIC iden- 
tifies classrooms in need of renova- 
tions and then prioritizes the need 
due to size and use. 

Construction on the building 
began last February by Nault 
Architects of Worcester, Mass. 

Not only are there new physical 
components in Mahar such as cush- 
ioned seats, desk tops and rugs, but 
the audio/visual components have 
also been upgraded. 

According to CIC member Steve 
Pielock. the capability of Mahar has 


been upgraded to project video, 
super VHS, 16 /35 mm film, slides 
and video laser disc. 

"But the big change comes in 
lanuary when we'll be able to pro- 
ject computer images and dual 
video projection." Pielock said. 

"Eventually students will be able 
to see real-time lectures from pro- 
fessors all over the world." Fink 
said. "It's more than a gimmick; it 
deserves real merit." 

Turn to MAHAR. page 6 





MNNETH W t SCOTT ' COUIGIAN 


Newly renovated Mahar Auditorium ready to greet returning students this fall. 


Page 2 / Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 


THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN 


UMass, Mexico collaborate in LMT project 


By Tamar Carroll 

Collegian Staff 


The University of Massachusetts is 
one s<ep closer to vompleting its 
largest scientific project ever. 

Construction of a large millimeter 
wave telescope (LMT) by the 
University and the government of 
Mexico received international scien- 
tific approval in August 1997. 
Following approval, the joint project 
team began creating final plans for 
the project, which began in 1989. 

The 1 50-foot diameter telescope 
will be the world's most sensitive 
radio telescope, allowing astronomers 
to pick up faint radio signals which 
originated over 10 billion years ago, 
when galaxies in our universe were 
first being formed. 

Stephen Strom, chair of the Five 
College Astronomy Department and 
the project's chief astronomer, said 
the telescope's large size and precise 
shape will let astronomers observe 
signals previously too weak to be 
picked up by other telescopes. 

"It will be the largest of its kind in 
the world, which will let us detect 
fainter signals than have ever been 
detected before," Strom said. 

"Our hope is to look at galaxies 
like the Milky Way when they were 
first forming, to look at the birth- 
places of stars and planets and leam 
exactly how the material assembled. 
We can also see signals from stars 
being formed today." 

The telescope will also be used to 
observe comets and meteors, and to 
investigate the creation of complex, 
biogenic (light) molecules. 

"The LMT will be a successor to the 
University's Radio Astronomy 
Observatory, which was constructed 
at the Quabbin Reservoir in the 
1970's. 

According to |aap Baars, the pro- 
ject's chief scientist, recent advances 
in the creation of composite materials 
will allow the LMT to have a much 
larger diameter than previous radio 
telescope and still maintain the pre- 
ci;>e parabolic shape necessary for 
accurate reception of radio waves. 

"New composite materials, such as 
carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, have 
become available which have a ther- 
mal expansion coefficient of just 
about zero," Baars said. "This avoids 
problems of the telescope loosing its 
shape, and the whole structure 
becomes more possible." 

Advances in computer and laser 
technologies will also allow the tele- 
scope to maintain its position with 
much greater precision. 

"A laser based measuring system in 
the structure will measure any 
changes and detect if the telescope is 


out of position," Baars said. 

The telescope will be located on 
the peak of Mont Cerro LaNegra, a 
15.000 foot mountain in central 
Mexico 70 miles southeast of Mexico 
City. 

According to Strom, the extremely 
low water vapor in the atmosphere 
around Cerro LaNegra. as well as the 
low winds and low annual rainfall in 
the area, make it an ideal site for the 
telescope. 

Building the telescope will be no 
easy feat. Its large scale and high alti- 
tude location will make the construc- 
tion an engineering challenge. 

Project manager Allen Langord 
said that when the telescope is con 
structed, it will stand as high as the 
Lederle Graduate Research Tower. 

"This telescope will be as tall as 
this building and weigh three million 
pounds," Langord said. "That's how 


big it is It's a monumental pro- 
gram." 

The project will have a total cost 
ot approximately $50 million, with 
hall of the funding coming from the 
Mexican government and the rest 
from the U.S. government and the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetiv 

Up to 80 percent of the total U.S. 
contribution to the LMT's design and 
manufacturing will be spent in 
Massachusetts while a considerable 
amount of work on the project will 
also be done in Mexico. 

The project team will rv evaluat- 
ing proposals for final plans this fall, 
and construction on the telescope is 
expected to begin in the summer of 
1998. 

Langord said the telescope should 
be in place by the end of the year 
2000. but it will take an additional 
two years or so to fine tune the tele- 


scope and achieve optimum results. 

Satellite links will allow the tele- 
scope to be operated at UMass, and 
astronomers from all over the world 
are expected to come to UMass to 
get observation time. 

"As things proceed. UMass will be 
the focal point of the astronomy in 
the U.S.," Strom said. "They'll 
| astronomers) come to Amherst to 
work with the folks who designed 
the instruments. It will provide a 
very rich environment for the stu- 
dents." 

In addition, the instruments need- 
ed to interpret the information gath- 
ered by the radio telescope will be 
designed and built by UMass stu- 
dents and faculty. 

"All of the super sensitive new 
instruments will be conceived, 
designed and built right here in this 
builc'ing (the LGRT)." Langord said. 


Debit, long distance service 
offered with "UCard" l.D. 



By Leigh Faulkner 

Collegian Staff 

Beginning this semester, students 
will be able to make on- campus 
purchases with their school I.D., 
dubbed the "UCard," limiting the 
amount of cash that they must carry 
around on campus. 

Every student at the University of 
Massachusetts will be given the 
option of opening a debit account 
on their new digitized school ID. 
produced by the AT&T All Campus 
Card System. 

Purchases can be made at any 
store across campus. However, stu- 
dents should know that once they 
deposit money into the debit 
account they cannot get any cash 
back until they leave the University. 
"Once an account is opened and 
money is placed on the debit card, 
cash cannot be given back to the 
student. That is part of the banking 
regulations of having a debit card 
account," said Linda Overing. 
Campus Card Manager. 

"An account is closed only when 
a student leaves the University. 
Accounts are not closed between 
semesters," Overing said. 

According to Overing, over 
1 ,000 accounts have been opened 
via the mail and she expects that 
many more will open once students 
return to campus. 

In addition to the debit card, stu- 
dents also will have access to a new 
calling card. 


The optional calling card is 
intended for calls made off campus, 
not for students who live on-cam- 
pus because on- campus students 
already have the AT&T Accus 
account," Overing said. 

Regardless of a student's interest 
in the two optional programs, all 
students at the University must get 
a new l.D. card because they serve 
several other purposes. 

"The students that the new l.D. 
cards will have the biggest impact 
on at the beginning of the semester 
will be those students who are on a 
meal plan and those who live in a 
dorm with card access," Overing 
said. 

"A great majority of freshman 
and sophomores have received their 
new l.D. and those who haven't 
were sent temporary ones that are 
good for the first two weeks of 
classes," Overing said. 

She commented that juniors and 
seniors were not sent temporary 
I.D.'s because most on campus resi- 
dents are freshman and sopho- 
mores. 

In addition, students will no 
longer need semester validation 
stickers or library bar codes. 

Any students who still needs a 
new ID or wishes to open a debit or 
calling card account should go to 
the ID office in Franklin Dining 
Common. 

The office is extending hours 
during the first week. Call 
545-0197 for hours. 


KENNETH W t SCOTT I COLLEGIAN 


The large millimeter wave telescope development team in front of a picture of their work. 


The Collegian News Desk currently 
has two open positions for Associate 
Editors. News Associate is a paid posi- 
tion and involves in-depth reporting 
and feature writing with specific focus 
in an assigned beat. 

For an application or more details 
regarding the position, come down to 
113 Campus Center and ask for 
Jonathan Liberty, News Editor, or call 
545-1762. 

The Collegian is an equal-opportu- 
nity employer. 


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UMass Parking Permit." 

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Regular office hours: Monday through Friday 8:15-4:45 

Location: Parking Services is located in lot 25 north of the 
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THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN 


Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 / Page 3 


SGA forms plans for new semester 


By Victoria Groves 

Collegian Staff 


• The University of Massachusetts Student Government 
Association (SGA) is starting off the new year with a 
focus on involvement and recruitment of new students for 
all organizations on campus. 

Over 5,000 letters were sent out during the summer to 
all incoming freshman and transfer students from the 
SGA. The mailing gave the incoming students the oppor- 
tunity to choose which Registered Student Organizations 
(RSOs) they are interested in receiving more information 
about. Upon being received, the SGA will forward these 
names to the respective organizations. 

"By doing this, we're getting to the new students before 
they even get to UMass. so we're expediting the process," 
Senate Speaker Peter Kilbourne said. 

"Were inputting all data and submitting names to orga- 
nizations so they can recruit all the incoming students. 
We need to increase the involvement level," Student 
Attorney General Tom Sadlowski said. 

With a new campaign entitled "Inspiring Tomorrow" 
the SGA has introduced a multi-year platform to better 
serve students. 

According to the written introduction to the campaign, 
the "UMass SGA is aiming towards looking at its own 
interior conflicts [and| resolving them, before focusing on 
the larger issues that directly affect every student on cam- 
pus." 

The SGA Executive Cabinet also plans to work together 
on several central issues they feel are the most important 
to students including the revamping of the judicial system 
on campus, limited litigation rights for the Student Legal 
Services Office, and food services. 


With a known history of internal conflicts, the cabinet 
is also planning to make the SGA focus more on working 
for students more effectively. 

"We're trying to pick which [issues] we want to ride on. 
We're planning our long term-agenda and what we are 
going to tackle because if we can't function, nobody else 
can function. So we need to internally change ourselves," 
Sadlowski said. 

The work accomplished by the year-old Women's 
Issues Committee, which included a safety walk and a 
submitted plan for more call boxes, was considered one of 
SGA's most successful endeavors, according to former 
senator Jennifer Casasanto. 

"They |the Women's Issues Committee] made ground- 
breaking work... traditionally women haven't been 
involved in student government; I saw how much the 
committee did and I'm very happy about it. I hope we 
continue along that same path," Casasanto said. 

Brian McManus, also a former senator, stated that dur- 
ing the past semester student activism did rise, and that 
the increase can be partially attributed to the work of the 
SGA. 

"I, among other people, want to look at admissions and 
financial aid quotas. I think that's going to be a major 
issue this year," McManus said. "1 think SGA needs to 
take a serious look at it and see who is being helped by it 
and if all students are being equally represented." 

Distribution of financial aid and enrollment were 
addressed by student protesters during the March 1997 
takeover of the Goodell Administration Building. One of 
the 21 student demands accepted was that the administra- 
tion achieve and maintain an overall goal of 20 percent 
ALANA undergraduates through recruitment and reten- 
tion. 


poem 


continued from page 1 

The left sways right 

"1 was aware that NPR might be a 
little reluctant to air the poem, but 
their outward refusal was an 
over-reaction," said Espada, who has 
had poems aired by NPR many times 
in the past. 

"The openness of their censorship 
is very unique," Espada said. 

Espada said he feels the implica- 
tions of NPR's overt censorship are 
far ranging. 

"What does it mean when public 
radio has open censorship? It puts 
them in the same category of those 
who would silence them," Espada 
said. 

When NPR originally pulled 
Abu-)amal's death row commen- 
taries due to high amounts of nega- 
tive criticism, it challenged their 
"good guy" public image. 

"Their reputation for liberal toler- 


ance does not extend to Mumia," 
Espada said. "Hypocrisy is what we 
are dealing with here." 

"Mumia contradicts NPR's illu- 
sions of themselves," Espada said. 

Espada said that is was difficult 
not to take NPR's act of censorship 
personally. 

"Whenever your work is sup- 
pressed, it is painful, but 1 know this 
is not about me, it is about NPR's 
fear of the Right and of Mumia," 
Espada said. 

"Their political retreat will not 
placate the constituency who wishes 
to silence them," Espada said. 

According to Espada, he is not 
alone. 

"Other writers I've spoken with 
have felt similar suppression coming 
from the left," Espada said. "It is a 
trend that has been going on, what's 
different now is the identification of 
this trend." 


The last bastion: college radio 

In July, Espada recorded a tape of 
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A letter from the editor 


Welcome to the editorial/opinion page of the Collegian. 

It looks like it's going to be a good semester here. A 
number of strong writers are returning, and we have 
new talents, as well as some syndicated features includ- 
ing Sara Eckel's column "Focus on Women" and Matt 
Davies' sardonic editorial cartoons. Of course, we 
remain your daily source for Gary Trudeau's 
"Doonesbury." 

We'll continue to be more than willing to get involved 
with campus controversies and provide a forum for 
opinions from all perspectives. 

This week's "Focus on Labor Issues" series, in honor 
of Labor Day, is just the first step. We will also be doing 
regular "Point/Counterpoint'' features, and other series 
such as our upcoming "Focus on Race." 

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Daniel Bodah 



The struggle is on again 


Taken for a ride 


When the International 
Brotherhood of Teamsters 
went on strike against the 
United Parcel Service this summer, 
we finally saw some hope for democ- 
racy. 

What do I mean by democracy? 
Let me explain. 

Democracy isn't all about fundrais- 
ing. votes and candidates. If there is 
any core idea in the United States' 
system that people can get excited 
about, it is the simple idea that we 
govern ourselves. How better to gov- 
ern ourselves than through direct 
action? 

People used to think that the king 
ruled because that was the Law of 
Nature. God just made things that 
way. Nowadays we are godless 
enough that we vote for our own 
leaders, believing that we have a nat- 
ural right to choose our political sys- 
tem. 

Why don't we make the connec- 
tion with our economy? Since the 
economy controls how we eat, where 
we live, and all those other essential 
survival needs, you'd think we would 
want to have a say in it. 

Instead, we gulp down the "free 
market" swill poured into our televi- 
sion and newspaper (yes, this one 
too) troughs. 

Thank the Teamsters for demon- 
strating that the economy is not a 
force of nature, like the sun, which 
we have no control over. They show 
how we make it what it is consciously 
and through effort, as they refuse to 
continue to produce millions of dol- 
lars of profit without having a place 
at the table in deciding how that 
money is used. 

However, Teamsters President Ron 
Carey's recently overturned election 
involving shady campaign contribu- 
tions is taken bv many as a sign that 
the labor movement is corrupt. 
Certainly there are plenty of prob- 
lems with any organization that has 
elected leaders in charge of all the 
money, yet even though the labor 
movement has problems, it is a 
movement we need to thank. 

The labor movement has given us 
great gifts over the last century, gifts 


we take too much for granted. Gifts 
like the weekend and the minimum 
wage. 

Imagine: workers were gunned 
down and died in struggles to reduce 
the working day to 12 hours. Twelve 
hours! 

Maybe it seems that we have it 
easy now, with our 40 hour weeks, 
worker's compensation and unem- 
ployment insurance. We might feel 
there's no need for workers to fight 
anymore. But the corporate climate is 
still viciously focused on ripping 
workers off as much as possible in 

order to stuff the 

pockets of investors. 

Take, for an 
oft-cited example, 
the culture of down- 
sizing, down-bene- 
fiting, and 
down-waging throughout the corpo- 
rate world. Take the flight of compa- 
nies to countries like Mexico. 
Guatemala or Vietnam where unions 
are nonexistent or management-pup- 
pets, and the workers can be exploit- 
ed with relative impunity. 

Maybe, as critics contend, there is 
still rampant corruption in the 
Teamsters union. Maybe the labor 
movement has been sold out by 
greedy professional organizers who 
mooch off rank and file dues. But the 
situation today is so far from friendly 
to workers that every step forward is 
a great step. 

Like the form of our economy, the 
vitality of worker efforts for 
self-determination is not controlled 
by the waxing and waning of the 
moon. It is a struggle requiring great 
effort. The Teamsters. M well as the 
revitalized leadership of the 
AFL-CIO. are taking great pains to 
mobilize workers in the face of a 
globalized economy, reekingly stag- 
nant wages and increased 
union-busting. 

Corporations have never stopped 
striving to make the rich richer and 
the poor poorer. It's time for workers 
to start fighting for economic democ- 
racy again. 

Daniel Bodah is a Collegian 
columnist. 


Labor Issues 


•Daniel •Boiiah & \Mark\'McQrath~ 


Despite being speckled with a 
number of notable news sto- 
ries (biting boxers, kissing 
Kennedys, Mr. Weld goes to 
Washington) this summer may per- 
haps be best remembered as the 
summer when the country came to a 
halt because the big brown trucks 
stopped rolling — at least for 16 
days. 

Over the course of the United 
Parcel Service strike, what began as 
"just another protest" became a 
major headache for anyone who 
sends or receives anything through 
the shipping 
industry. When 
the end came 
after two full 
weeks of con- 
fusion, most 
breathed a 
mandatory sigh of relief, knowing 
the order of their affairs would again 
be restored. 

While the settlement was indeed 
welcomed, it was, by its nature, 
forced on the American people. They 
had to like the settlement because it 
was just that — a settlement. Had 
they taken their time to look at the 
underlying issues, they would have 
seen that like UPS and its workers, 
they were taken for a ride. 

To guage the merits and accom- 
plishments of the strike, we must 
first examine its participants and its 
motives. Involved in this strike were 
UPS and the Teamsters, a union 
made up of 1.4 million workers. 
According to the Teamsters, the 
issues of the strike were full time 
jobs, wages, pensions, limits on sub- 
contracting and health and safety 
issues. Of those issues, the most 
important were full time jobs and 
pensions. 

Because of the nature of the ship- 
ping industry and the popularity of 
overnight and next-day shipping, 
companies like UPS need to employ 
an army of workers from 6 - 10:50 


a.m. Common business sense dic- 
tates that they would have to hire 
part-timers to work these hours, 
because otherwise, they would lose 
money during the remaining hours of 
a full-time working day. Part time 
jobs are often taken by college stu- 
dents. Their work earns them over 
$10 an hour and they also receive 
benefits. With the strike, the part- 
time workers, many of them 
Teamsters, were pushing for the cre- 
ation of more full time positions 
which pay significantly higher. 

The other real issue at hand 
involved pension funds. UPS current- 
ly pays pension money to 5 1 separate 
Teamsters-controlled pension plans. 
The way the system is structured, 
UPS pays money to plans that benefit 
not only UPS workers, but others 
who had never been affiliated with 
the company, others who eat off of 
UPS's table merely because they are 
affiliated with the Teamsters. 

UPS had recently made a proposal 
to put together a new pension plan 
that would consolidate all UPS work- 
ers in a single plan. The result would 


Teamsters' plans. The Teamsters 
hailed a huge victory for the workers 
of America, but we can't be expected 
to take their word for it. 

We must ask ourselves. "Who 
were the winners in the UPS strike?" 

Did the American public win? 
Let's see — For two weeks, hundreds 
of millions of daily routines were dis- 
rupted because of the shipping 
industry's inability to cope with the 
UPS strike. Because mail order com- 
panies (and anyone else who 
depends on shipping) have seen how 
dangerous it is to put all their 
proverbial eggs into one basket, they 
arc sure to direct a larger portion of 
shipments away from UPS, which, 
before the strike, controlled 90 per- 
cent of the shipping market. The 
result will be a noticeable (if not 
sharp) decline in UPS shipments. To 
cope with the higher operation costs, 
also brought about because of the 
strike. UPS will have to increase its 
prices indefinitely. The American 
people can hardly be considered the 
winners here. 

How about the full time UPS 
workers? 


have UPS pay- * ^^_^__^__^^_^^_^_^_^^^__ 

."^workers " Tne Teamsters hailed 

and rettnees Q fr U g e y/ C ^ 0r y for the 

who would ° J J 

receive about workers of America, but 

50 percent more ' 

than they had we C an '/ be expected to 


take their word for it. " 


been receiving. 
The Teamsters 
couldn't stand 
for losing con- 
trol over all of the pension funds and 
their ability to share with other 
Teamsters which was the primary 
reason for their willingness to lead 
the strike. 

After a hard-fought 16 days, the 
teamsters finally persuaded UPS to 
give in to their primary demands. In 
the settlement, UPS agreed to create 
10.000 new full time jobs and 
increase pensions under the 


Before the 

strike, they 
were well- 
p a i d 
employees 
($19.95 an 
hour) with 
benefits 
who had to 
share their 
pension 
funds with other Teamsters. After 
the strike, they are still well-paid ($3 
more per hour), still have benefits 
and still have to share. The only dif- 
ference this time around is that they 
now work for a company that will be 
reeling because of the strike. If UPS 
goes into the decline that many are 
predicting, the company will be 
unable to hire lor the 10.000 new 
full time jobs conceded to the strik- 


ers. In fact, many who currently 
work for the company may lose their 
jobs in the end. Even though the 
Teamsters carried on the strike in 
the name of those workers, it seems 
they may have gotten the shortest 
end of the stick. 

Part time workers? Well, if they 
expect to be given the newly created 
full time positions, they'd better 
hope UPS can recover from this 
strike. 1 would be willing to bet that 
UPS ends up laying off more work- 
ers than it creates full time posi- 
tions. 

The company? This one is a 
no-brainer. In the entire process. 
UPS operated only out of common 
sense and for the benefit of its work- 
ers, and what does it get? Outside of 
the lost revenues and the coming 
decline, UPS has also had its image 
tarnished by the strike. That could 
be hard to overcome. 

The Teamsters? Finally, someone 
who can smile at the results of the 
strike. Teamsters members and 
retirees, regardless of where they 
work or worked, can resume eating 
at the UPS table. After all, the most 
important issue of the strike was the 
pension funds. They also had a very 
visible victory over the "corjjorate 
greed" which they claim is destroy- 
ing the common man. Let's hand it 
to the teamsters, they got what they 
(and no one else) wanted, proving 
how dangerous it is to let them have 
a choke hold on the country, as they 
did with the UPS situation. 

In a message in The Teamster 
Leader, Ron Carey, their General 
President, states "With our victory at 
UPS. we've shown the world that 
there is no limit to what a strong, unit- 
ed union can accomplish." Perhaps the 
Teamsters should spend less time 
showing this power and more time 
making it work for the good of the 
workers who really need it. 

Mark McGrath is a Collegian 
columnist. 


Letters to the Editor 


To the Editor: 

I would like to commend you on 
the appearance of the Daily 
Collegian on the Internet. I just got 
here and as a 1995 grad, the elec- 
tronic version looks much nicer 
than the paper! But I still miss that 
good old entertaining rag I picked 
up for free every day with all that 
you needed to know as a UMass stu- 
dent. After all, how else were you to 
know when to avoid the dining 
commons when the infamous scrod 
was being served in all its various 
adjective forms (baked, fried, black- 
ened). 

Also. I would like to know when 
the Morrill Science Center is going 
to be rebuilt just like that busy little 


corner of Engineering Land. Going 
back to UMass two weeks ago. I 
found it disheartening again that the 
life science side of campus still 
looks decrepit versus the engineer- 
ing corner. After all. we members of 
the life science community are just 
as valuable to UMass as the engi- 
neers. I hope some staff take this 
into account when writing grants, 
and fhe administration when con- 
templating capital improvements... 

Thank you for a wonderful paper. 
I intend to come back frequently lo 
read and catch up. Have a nice 
semester. 

Kathy Ucinski. Zoology 1995 
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First impressions are sacred. 
You can't avoid them, only instigate them, 
or make the best effort when you find yourself 
being introduced to some new stranger. Even if you 
find yourself deadlocked in the middle of the worst 
possible situation, you're forced to make the best of 
it. 

Maybe you could care less about the impression 
you make on others, but we all know that all of us. at 
one time or another, regret the impression we've 
made on someone, somewhere. So, maybe it does feel 
worse than spilled milk, but we can all agree it's not 
as bad as stepping on a nail. Still, negative impres- 
sions are right on the cusp of misery and can leave 
you feeling pretty unfulfilled for days, and unfortu- 
nately, regret is one of the worst possible feelings to 
harbor. 

So. before you find yourself on the roller coaster of 
this downward spiral of distress, let's see exactly 
what an impression is made of before we start mak- 
ing them. (/'(■/ ready kids, this might get messy! 

Now this social butterfly of an ^^^^^^^^^^_ 
author would say that an impres- p p ( 

sion is all about the body Ian- BBaaaaaaaaaaaafUBUUai 
guage It rests on the placement 
of the arms, the movement of the hands and the 
intensity in the facial features. The eyes and the way 
they hold your attention, maybe the corners of a 
potential smile. 

Regardless, an impression can only be properly 
executed with the proper attitude, as well as vocabu- 
lary and one's ability to keep another's interest 
leaked lollow these 10 simple rules and you could 
be 1/ star impression maker before you know it! 

Rule number one: 

light pants don't prove anything. Gentlemen, you 


Ten simple rules 

know who you are. Ladies, no comment. There's just 
no need to elaborate. Do you really think we care 
about the size of your... oh never mind, just lake our 
word. 


Rule number two: 

Beware of the dreaded bad 
breath — it makes for a hard 
life. It could even be consid- 
ered a handicap. But. because 
halitosis is so taboo, nobody is 
going to come right out and 
say "Look man. your mouth 
elfn reeks every time you open it." Essentially, brush 
your breath, chew gum. gnaw on exotic plants, do 
whatever it takes, just don 't let them call you a 
dooty-mouth! 

Rule number three: 

Now before we get carried away with 
person-to-person situations, just remember an 
^_^^_____ impression can be made upon 
another, even if you're not speak- 
sssssssraraBBBBBBBBB) ing directly lo them With that in 
mind, make sure you don't whis- 
per more than necessary when you're describing the 
"zongas on the booty maid" in the row in front of 
you. Who knows, with a school this size, you just 
might be related to the booty maid! 

Rule number four: 

Think about everything you say before it spills 
from your mouth forever. Take it from me. a mouth 
that moves faster than the mind isn't a quality anyone 
should possess. Strike one, two and three' You're 
out! 


"Follow these 10 simple 
rules and you could be a 
star impression-maker 
before you know it! " 


Rule number five: 

Eye contact is the only option for impression in the 
library. Being a loudmouth and guffawing like a don- 
key only makes you out 
like one. Very unaccept- 
able. Didn't your dad 
ever tell you that 
"nobody likes a funny 
guy?" 

Rule number six: 

Using vocabulary 

words you don't know 
the definitions of. Granted. I'm not advocating the 
use of pre- pubescent jargon, but in reality, we all 
know when you're trying too hard to impress. • 
Essentially, don't try to insert the word antidisestab- 
lishmemarianism more than once per paragraph! 

Rules number seven, eight, nine and ten: 

Listen, don't hear. Speak, don't just talk to any- 
body. It makes a world of difference if you actually 
pretend that you could be interested in what the other 
person is saying to you. Even if things don't pan out. 
ai least that person will hold you in nothing but the 
highest regards. We swear, they'll think you're swell, 
even if yoii do have bad breath and wear tight pants! 

So. UMass, as you embark on a new year of life, 
learning and relationships, just remember that it only 
lakes a millisecond lo make or break the person who 
could make or break you. Any questions? Good. Now 
put on your cleanest socks, your brightest smile and go 
out there and get 'em, kids. Go make an impression on 
the nearest nameless face today! Hell, make two or 
three if you can. Oh. and don't forget... nobody 
desenvs a second chance, so why should you? 

C './. I'oletto is a Collegian staff member. 


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"How was your summer?" 


Well, hey there, snugglehear. 
Heie we are. back at it 
for mother year. Before I 
try to wax philosophic on my current 
neurosis nhis is the year of the big 
word. I can feel it I we have lo take 
care of business. 

I'll make it quick. 

First, the whole "How was your 
summer?" thing l refute to deal with 
it this year. So. I'm giv- 
ing everyone nn answer 
light here, in plain 
English. 

"Yeah, the lummer 

was a lot of tun." 

Then when people 
.as. 'What did you do?" 
I say. "lust worked. \o'i 
know. It wasn't too 
bad." 

Alright, there we go. 

Now onto ni\ first 
crack at writing in three 
months. This should be 
interesting, because 
even though I've had 
that entire time lo write 
this piece, I didn't start this until 
minutes ago. 

I'm not going to do the whole 
"summer recap" thing. But if there 
was a theme, (oh. and there has to 
be), ii could be like the book "Why 
Bad Things 1 lappen to Good People." 
See. I'm I good person. I think. Of 
course the only evidence thai I am 
comes from my dad. who after 
screaming at me for getting kicked off 
the bus for a week in 7th grade, said 
to me "you're a good kid. most of the 
time." 

But random bad things have 
plagued me since I left you guys last. 

For instance, in lune I bought a 
shiny new Phillies hat. the funks one 
with the blue star. I had been looking 
for one for months, and had to drive 



Luke Meredith 


10 


to Albany to find it. 

But then, in the process of a little 
"light surgery" to make it fit my weird 
little head. I cut a hole in it. My 
friends dubbed it the "$24 hole." 
(You see, they charge $24 for hats in 
Albany). I have, to date, worn it 

twice. 

Of course, I've worn my $5 Penn 
hat and my free Royals twill hat every 
day — P.|.. my dad, 
picked it up in Kansas 
City on a business trip. 

Go figure. 

My financial aid is 
another one. It seems 
the powers that be 
down in Whitmore 
decided that I wouldn't 
be needing loans any- 
more because I sent in 
some forms late. (I still 
have absolutely no idea 
what these forms look 
like, or that a deadline 
even existed) 

So they took away 
$5,000 from the "Luke 

fund. 


goes to UMass' 

\V ; 'hout telling me. 

Through a Hurry of yellow sheets, 
blue sheets and sheets where you have 
to correct things that don't need cor- 
recting. 1 recaptured my financial aid. 

But of course it's not all good. 

The restructuring of my package 
left me without my job in Central 
Mail. Three years of sorting, filing 
and delivery experience nave been 
flushed down the drain. It was a great 
job. but now it's gone. 

I went to Hooters for the first time 
in lune. and got excited when 1 saw 
Vera, our waitress, who brought new 
meaning to the term "in shape." 

But then 1 ordered the svings, and 
they came out breaded. I had one and 
almost puked. Soiled the whole 


Hooters "experience.'' 

There have been other anecdotes, 
but they're too stupid and meaning- 
less to write about. (Come to think of 
it, they were all stupid end meaning- 
less. Oh well.) 

And as long as we're telling the 
truth here. 1 got to 'fess up. 

I did try to write this summer. 

Once. 

It was at the end of |uly. Eight of us 
were staying in my friend's father's 
beach house in Scituate, and were 
partying like rock stars. It was one of 
only five days off in 12 weeks, so we 
decided to celebrate by drinking it 
away. 

It was 10:30 in the morning, and 
we were already pretty much in the 
bag. This girl Tasha, whom I'll 
describe only as a Phish-loving 
nympho from Missoula, Monatana 
whips out this journal and asks every- 
one to write a page in it. I tried to slip 
out of the room, but she caught me 
and said, "Hey Luke, you write at 
school, right? Why can't you just 
scribble a page." 

So 1 grabbed this thing, a typical 
chick-like book with daisies and petu- 
nias on the front and the standard 
"Best friends 4-Eva" picture on the 
inside cover. Feeling the false bravado 
of a good pre-noon summer buzz, I 
tried to compensate for two months 
of non-writing in one fell swoop. 

What I came up with was, well, 
crap. I actually began with the follow- 
ing line. 

"Here we are, on the edge of the 
world." Because it was the ocean and 
all, you know. 

You can see why I only tried once. 
But it is nice to be back. At least the 
Collegian doesn't have petunias on 
the cover. 

Luke Meredith is a Collegian 
oolumnist. 


Burning fears 


I was fise sears old when I realized my fate had been 
sealed. One sunny, giggling day. just a few years out 
ol diapers and without ever having laid eyes on the 
sparkling Utopia ol Disney World. I was to meet a horri- 
ble and smoldering death. Despite ms utmost faith in 
Mom's ability to lend even the most critical tricycle 
injuries. I was pretty sure not even she could protect me 
from this tragic but inevitable end. And so. rather than 
darken her poor pure soul with the black knowledge of 
her first horn's damned future, I remained bravely silent. 
Even a little kid can comprehend the enormity of such a 
secret. A secret no young child should ever be forced to 
keep. Ms fate was sealed, alright. Death by volcano. 

A noble end lor a kindergartner. to ajfj^ajssssssssjssaSJBaa 
be sure. Thai concept was slightly lost Danielle 

on me. though, as I lost sleep over just SSBSSSSSSBSSSSSSSBBSSi 
how very hot and uncomfortable this 
particular das ssas sure to be. I mean. I was a wimp 
about a too-warm bath. Howes er would I endure? Why 
was this malicious force of nature so intent (I was sure it 
was) on taunting me. biding its time before a deep rum- 
ble from its bells signaled its first fiery belches, aimed 
right at the little girl in the cookie monster tee shirt? 

Nevermind that while this terror lurked in the back of 
ms mind I remained snug in ms yawning Ness F.ngland 
Suburb, crunching up grilled cheeses and skinning my 
knees like eseis other kid in my town. As far as I know. 
I'd never once had a history lesson on Pompeii or even 
heard ol the ill lated Monsernt, And set somehow I'd so 
fulls integrated this fear into my young psyche that lor a 
while, ever) lava free das seemed s precious gift. If only 
I h.ui known that volcanoes did not sprout up out of the 
ground overnight like some murderous dandelion (and 
even it that were possible, that the) lirnpi) weren't native 
to eastern Massachusetts.) 


And don't think my fears were limited to scorching 
lava flow. Tidal waves were another biggie; the heave 
and crash of 50-foot waves that could swallow me in one 
crunch. Then there was the creature I often dreamed 
about in preschool who, if the fancy struck him, turned 
kids into pulsating blobs of raspberry |ell-0 — yikes! So 
much for the innocence of youth. 

I look back now with the admittedly shaky wisdom of 
21 sears in a sort of awe. How in the world did I conjure 
such morbid and terrifying images? Frozen in the head- 
lights of unfounded paranoia during my formative years, 
why aren't 1 the timid shivering wreck such a childhood 
might have foreshadowed? 
pfl _- |||fflrflB||fflrflB||B i But that's just it. I decided recent- 
ly. The nights 1 spent sweating over 
BSBaaaaararaaaaaaaraaa the vampiric six-eyed pediatrician 
lurking beneath my bed now serve as 
lessons to me, years later and in a completely different 
context. Of course, panic over natural disasters has given 
way to wondering if there will be a job for me when I 
graduate. But in a way, they're similar issues. There's a 
severe futility factor in worrying about either of them. 
Whal-iffing is completely useless when it is about issues 
that not only have not yet happened, but have no real rel- 
esance to your life at this very moment — the only time 
that has any significance at all. 

So when 1 feel the belly-churn of random nervous 
musings (What if my children dedicate their lives to the 
radical right? What if everyone reading my article figures 
out I'm making it all up?) I remind myself not to go wad- 
ing in rivers of lava. It's a painful waste of time to allow 
the tiresome grip of worry to infiltrate my calm. Instead, 
I'm learning to settle back, take slower deeper breaths, 
and simply appreciate right now. 

Danielle Zerbonne is a UMass student. 


The Editorial/Opinion desk is now hiring. 

There is one Editorial Associate Editor position open. 
The job involves helping with all tasks from typing to 
designing layout, and gives you the opportunity to write 
for the newspaper. 

This position pays 5 hours/week at the regular student 
rate. For more information, contact Dan Bodah at 
545-1491 or letters@oitvms.oit.umass.edu, or stop by the 
Collegian office and fill out an application. 


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All in a day's work 


TO GOOD 
MEWS IS HE 
SAID HIS FjlvST 

WORDS..,. 



J °E CAMEL 


Joe rS^ 


r^kH 


"I am just another tem- 
porary worker, here for a 
few months taking up a 
space that was, at one 
time, a fully benefited job 
held by a company 
employee. " 

Chris Stamm 


As the minute hand tics past six. the first shift bolts 
out of the warehouse like clockwork. At 2:30 p.m.. 
eight hours of lilting, paper shuffling and cursing 
are over. With my brown lunch bag tucked under my arm. 
the bottom tearing apart from the humid summer air, I 
begin the winding trek to my station in the shipping 
department, battling against the flow of fleeing first-shift 
workers. 

Scurrying beneath a labyrinth of conveyor belts. I pass 
the sort desk tucked away from the __^^_^^___ 
bustle of ever-honking forklifts. 
where I find one of my co-workers. 
"Hola lose!" I manage in my best 
self-conscious high school Spanish. 
The reply is a nod and smile, 
accented with a quick thumbs up as 
the middle-aged Dominican native 
routs packages through the ware- 
house. 

As 1 start work, the man next to 
me welcomes me with a less than 

comforting greeting. "What are you 

talking to him for? You should stick 

to your own." Before 1 can even ask him which rock he 

crawled out from under this morning, I know I am in a 

land far, far away from the diversity- conscious college 

world. 

My colleagues seem less than thrilled to be working with 
me. A mode} array of frustrated workers and near alco- 
holic white-trash forced to swallow the bitter pill of 
"downsizing" day after day. wondering if they will be next. 
From das one they have seemed threatened by my exis- 
tence in their blue collar clique. What do I have to offer 
them? I am just another temporary worker, here for a few 
months taking up a space that was, at one time, a fully 
benefited job held by a company employee. 

But simply being a company employee does not guaran- 
tee acceptance into the group, lust ask lose. 

To my co-workers lose is lazy. He never works as hard 
as they do. As for his English, "well, he's been in the coun- 
try for so long, he should learn the damn language," (you 
can be assured their words are not as even handed). Day 
after day I heard the comments, never made to his face of 
course, and with each remark thought of ways to offend 
the "white majority ." 
When he came to work in my section. I made a point to 


scrape the rust off the Spanish I hadn't studied in three 
years. We talked about the success of Dominican ball play- 
ers like Sammy Sousa finally getting their due in the major 
leagues. 

The more I got to know lose, the worse my co-workers' 
comments became. He was the president of the neighbor- 
ing city's parent advisory council, he hosted a political seg- 
ment on the local Spanish language radio station and he 
wrote for a Hispanic newspaper. One night, as we tried to 
^_^^__ keep up with the packages hurling down 
the line at us. we had an hour and a hall 
conversation about the globalization of 
world economies and how the United 
States needs to exert more force in 
expanding third world industry. 

Talk with the other men in the group 
seldom strayed beyond the realm of cars 
and sports. 

Every night I could not help but think 
how my co-workers would survive if they 
were transplanted out of their native land. 
If their economic security svere taken away. 
^^^^^^~ would they have the courage to mose to 
another country, learn the language, learn the system, or 
analyze the politics? How far would an analysis of last 
night's exhibition Pats game and a 30-pack of Coors Light 
get them? 

lose sees problems in the community and seeks to fix 
them — through writing about them, talking about them. 
and taking action with community groups. I am not imply- 
ing that all my other co-workers were racist bigots, not all 
of them were. By the end of the summer most gave first- 
hand accounts on the value of the college degree. 

However, it seemed that the most backward of the 
bunch were the most vocal, and the ones that knew better 
kept their mouths shut. 

I made a lot of observations this summer ( never argue 
with a self-affirmed Libertarian — you can't win. don't eat 
those ready-made vending machine sandwiches no matter 
how hungry you are, etc..) but the most important was 
that people need to open their eyes. In another year. I will 
be a fully functioning member of society (or so I've heard) 
and I can't help but wonder: 

What type of pressure allows someone to keep their ears 
open and their mouth closed? 

( foil Stamm is a Collegian columnist. 


A house divided... 




The world had reason to 
believe that the peace process 
was getting back on track ear- 
lier this year when Israel's Prime 
Minister. __^____^_ 
B i n y a m i n 
Netanyahu and 
Palestine 
Liberation 
Organization 
chairman Yasser 
Arafat reached an 
agreement over 
the withdrawal of 
the majority of 
Israeli forces from 
Hebron. However 
this summer pro- ■***^ ,,, ■ ,,,,,,, ^■ 
duced a series of tragic events that 
have been a grim reality check for the 
world. It may take an observer with a 
bit of optimism to deny that there 
was a downward spiral this summer, 
and that the United States' diplomat- 
ic intervention was the only thing 
preventing the peace process from 
being completely derailed. 

On his watch, the right-wing 
Likud party leader Netanyahu had 
seen relatively few deaths in 1997 
caused by terrorism. Then two sui- 
cide bombers wearing suits and ties 
blew the Mahane Yehuda market in 
lerusalem to pieces, taking 1 5 people 
with them and injuring countless oth- 
ers. This was the worst case of terror- 
ism in Israel since before the Prime 
Minister was elected over a year ago. 
And of course Netanyahu, perhaps 
with good reason, insisted that Arafat 
and the Palestinian Authority were 
not doing all they could to imprison 
terrorists. Once again the cycle that 
had endangered the peace process 


"...the question is, 
what can possibly be 
done to halt this cycle 
and formulate a last- 
ing peace between 
two people?" 

Bryan Schwartzman 


prior to the Hebron deal, the same 
cycle which had troubled his prede- 
cessor Shimon Peres, was in full 
swing. 

The bombing 
was followed by 
fighting in south- 
ern Lebanon. 
resulting in civil- 
ian casualties on 
both sides. The 
search for mem- 
bers of Hamas or 
Hezbollah usual- 
ly includes some 
restriction on 
Palestinian move- 
ment, such as the 
one imposed recently on several cities 
including Bethlehem. U.S. envoy 
Dennis Ross has done a commend- 
able job maintaining a presence in the 
Middle East, trying to get two leaders 
who do not ttust each other to work 
together. 

So the question is. what can possi- 
bly be done to halt this cycle and for- 
mulate a lasting peace between two 
people? Assuming that the occasional 
bombings continue, and the political 
leaders cannot direct the peace 
process, what can Israeli and 
Palestinian people do to create a 
more stable climate? 

It is difficult to determine if the 
Palestinian people support, or ever 
supported, the peace process. Some 
polls have had the number of support- 
ers as low as 10 percent. What is cer 
tain is that the Israeli people remain a 
deeply divided people on a number oi 
different issues, of which the peace 
process is just one. 
The rift between Orthodox and less 


religious Israelis surfaced in an ugly 
episode in early August — which pro- 
vided an excellent example of what 
not to do in times of tremendous 
uncertainty. 

At the Western Wall, a group of 
Reform and Conservative lews, men 
and women, prayed in the section des- 
ignated for men only. They were 
forcibly removed from the area, caus- 
ing a near-riot scene. Without dis- 
cussing the philosophical issues 
behind prayer at the Western Wall. 
such a short time after a national 
tragedy one would think that wor- 
shippers in the Old City might have 
something else on their minds besides 
heaping violence on their fellow lews. 
What does this isolated event have 
to do with the broad picture of the 
Middle East peace process? Israel's 
internal conflicts between religious 
and secular lews, and between lews of 
European descent and Middle Eastern 
descent, are almost as great a threat 
to the survival of the peace process as 
the suicide bombings. 

This sad fact was illustrated when 
one of the peace process' architects, 
former Prime Minister Yit/ak Rabin, 
was assassinated by a right-wing 
Israeli. The trouble at the Western 
Wall was just another example of how 
far hate can go between Israelis, let 
alone between Palestinians and 
Israelis. 

The cohesion and consensus of the 
Israeli people on religious and social 
issues, as well as the peace process, 
are instrumental for both the survival 
of the peace process and the future of 
the nation. 

Bryan Schwartzman is a Collegian 
columnist. 


Focus on Race 

The Collegian Editorial page 
needs writers for an upcoming 
series, Focus on Race. If you are 
interested in contributing: call 
545-1491. e-mail "letters® 
oitvms.oit.umass.edu,'' or come by 
the Collegian offices at 113 
Campus Center and speak with 
Dan Bodah. 


Write for Ed/Op 

The Collegian Editorial page needs 
new writers. We want you to write 
humor, politics, satire, lifestyle, or any 
of a thousand other styles — let us be 
as broad as the student body is. 

All who are interested should attend 
a New Writer's meeting on Friday, 
September 5 at 7 p.m. in the Collegian 
offices. 1 1 3 Campus Center. For more 
information, call 545- 1491 . 


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Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 / Page 7 


Police remind students of dorm safety 


By Leigh Faulkner 

Collegian Staff 


Two peeping torn incidents in Southwest Residential 
Area at the end ol last rwmcrrjM prompted L'niversitv d 
MttMchutetti police to educate on cainptH residents 
■bom dormitory safet] measures. 

On Wednesday April 16, Waco O. Taylor, 26, was 
arrested foi entering 12 female resident's unlocked donn 
rooms and sexually assaulting some of them during early 
morning hours in lohn Quine\ Adams Residence Flail. 
Waco was ■ lu \ resident. 

L Mass Police Chief |ohn Luippold said. "We strongly. 
Btrongl) urge Btudettts to keep their doors locked at all 
times, even when students are in their rooms, regardless if 
the] arc Studying, watching TV or sleeping." 

The second incident included two reports of a male 
pecking in women's shower stalls in Cance and 


MacKimmie Residence Halls. 

According to Luippold the unidentified man was not 
found last semester. 

Both women gave UMPD similar descriptions of the 
perpetrator. 

Police describe the suspect as a "white male in his early 
20t, approximate!) 5'7" tall, and plump. He had a shavad 
head with light brown or blonde hair." 

"Students should pay attention before entering showers. 
They should make sure that no one is lurking around the 
halls or the bathrooms," Luippold said. 

Although both acts were restricted to Southwest Area, 
University Police want all students to be aware of people 
around them because these incidents could occur an> 
where on campus. 

Residents should notify police immediately at 
545-2121 if they observer anyone acting suspiciously on 
the floor at anytime of day. 


mahar 


continued from page 1 

"We wanted to make sure that the 
audio/visual renovations were com- 
patible to the physical renovations." 
said lohn Stacey, the Director of the 
audioA isual department. 

Much thought went into the 
sound quality of the newly renovat- 
ed Mann According to Fink, one of 
their programmatic requirements 
was to be able to hear an unampli- 
fied voice from an) point across the 
room w hieh he displayed clearly. 

The ceiling has been opened up to 
allow for better acoustics. Fink said 
the six large acoustical clouds in the 
ceiling optimize sound waves, allow- 


ing people in the back of the class- 
room to hear their professor MsU) 

Even the upholstery on the new 
seats was a consideration of sound 
amplification. 

Besides being able to hear the pro- 
fessor better, students sitting to the 
sides will now be able to see more 
clcarlv due to two 37-inch monitors 
which will display any images seen 
on the new 20-foot wide screen in 
front of the classroom. There is also 
another 10-foot screen which can be 
lowered for dual-projection. 

Lighting can be easily monitored 
by the professor due to the touch 


screen technology now in Mahar. 

"All the professor will have to do 
is touch the screen and select from a 
menu of pre-set lighting." Stacey 
said. Another addition to the audi- 
torium is a three-stop lift for physi- 
cally disabled students and profes- 
sors. 

One of Fink's concerns about 
Mahar is the on-going vandalism 
which progresses on the University 
campus. 

"Before we had a trashy area. 10 
people continued to trash it," Fink 
said, "but now we hope that people 
respect this new space." 


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continued from page 1 

from the College if they choose to 
Fulfill some additional requirements, 
such as a thesis or research project. 

"Fxisting honors students would 
be grandfathered in and could grad- 
uate from the Commonwealth 
College," Aitken said. 

Aitken said he feels the 
Commonwealth College, if created, 
will benefit all UMass students by 
increasing the prestige of a UMaM 
degree and by bringing distin- 


guished faculty to campus to inter 
act with the Mudent body in gener- 
al. 

"I think it is an excellent idea. 
This provides an opportunity to 
really improve the reputation ot 
public higher education in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Aitken said. "It is a way of creating 
both a high quality college and a 
symbol of quality in higher educa- 
tion." 


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undergraduate research projects, as 
well as in bringing distinguished sci- 
entists and researchers to the UMass 
campus. 

"There are national grants avail- 
able for undergraduate research that 
you can get routinely," Marrett said. 
"1 want to make people aware of 
those and recognize innovative things 
that are already going on." 

Advising, mentoring and retention 
are other issues at the top of her list, 
according to Marrett. 

"1 want to see what 1 can do per- 
sonally to promote advising and men- 
toring. That's one area to focus on," 
Marrett said. "Another over arching 
interest is retention. We should make 
it possible for people to succeed." 

In order to increase retention, 
Marrett said, she will be working 
closely with the Student Affairs 
Office to find ways to aid students. 

One project which Marrett began 
working on immediately is the budget 
request for fiscal year 1999. She said 
the large increase in the state appro- 
priation to the University for fiscal 
year 1998 will allow her to plan fac- 
ulty searches and other projects for 
1999. 

"I am very pleased about the bud- 
get, about the response of friends and 
alumni from the capital campaign 
and the donations to individual 
departments," Marrett said. "The 
continued growth in funding from 
federal agencies and agencies within 
the Commonwealth also suggests the 
quality of work that takes place here 
and the position of the University in 
the national context." 

In addition to these projects, 
Marrett will aid in planning for the 
Commonwealth (Honors) College, 
the creation of which has been 
approved by the Massachusetts Board 
of Higher Education. 

Marrett said that she, Deputy 


Provost Norman Aitken and others 
will spend time this fall deciding how 
the ideal Commonwealth College 
would be set up, in hopes that the 
State Legislature will allocate funding 
for the College. 

"We have some money for plan- 
ning and thinking through what it 
should look like," Marrett said. "1 
hope it will be recognized as extreme- 
ly important." 

Marrett, a former professor of soci- 
ology and Afro- American studies at 
the University of 

Wisconsin-Madison, was assistant 
director of the National Science 
Foundation from 1992 to 1996. She 
is also the former director of the 
United Negro College Fund/Andrew 
Mellon Programs. 

Patricia Crosson, who served as 
interim provost for the past three 
years, will take a year's sabbatical 
before returning to the faculty of the 
School of Education in the depart- 
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UCF, Habitat rebuild S.C. church 
burned in racially motivated blaze 


By Jonathan Liberty 

Collegian Staff 


COURTESY Of KINT HICCINS 


Habitat for Humanity volunteers at the Rosemary Baptist Church in South Carolina. 


For one week in May, a group of 14 University of 
Massachusetts students from the United Christian 
Foundation (UCF) and Five College students from Habitat 
for Humanity traveled to Barnwell County, S.C. to rebuild 
the Rosemary Baptist Church, which was burnt out in a 
racially motivated attack on Faster. 1995. 

"The trip was everything we had hoped for and more," 
Kent Higgins, the University Chaplain for UCF said. 

The students learned proper insulation and dry-wall 
installation. 

"We put in a lot of indoor insulation and sheet rock; 
lots of hammers and nails," Higgins said. 

"It was a simple hard work project." Higgins said. 

According to Higgins. the students worked side by side 
with approximately 20 other West Virginians, most of 
whom were retired coal miners. 

"Many people learned a lot of things down there," 
Higgins said. "It was a good experience for both groups." 

Higgins said that the students also took part in discus- 
sion sections on racism and worshiped at a nearby 
African- American church. 

The group stayed in housing at the work site, and their 
meals and transportation were provided, according to 
Higgins. 

Although the students were only there for one week, the 
volunteer effort went on for four months. The new church 
will be dedicated the weekend of Oct. 4. 


Higgina said that one of the major improvements was 
rebuilding the sanctuary, which doubled in size 

"We hope that RSOs (Registered Student 
Organizations! and other campus organizations like UCF 
and Habitat for Humanity will continue to form inter-reli- 
gious and civic- religious alliances in the future." Higgins 
said. 

The trip was funded by donations from civic groups and 
churches in the Valley. 

Future Plans 

In conjunction with the Holyoke Land Trust, Habitat 
for Humanity is planning half-day trips to Holyoke on 
weekends to rebuild multi-family homes. 

UCF student fellowship has planned a service retreat to 
Harlem, N.Y., the weekend of Oct. 24. 

According to Higgins, during the retreat students will 
be able to sample a variety of outreach projects in the city, 
while staying at the Cathedral of St. |ohn the Divine; the 
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Presently, UCF is looking for interested students to plan 
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destinations include the Sea Islands of Georgia, 
Mississippi or Costa Rica. 

According to Higgins, a local party to celebrate their 
trip to Barnwell County and to look at similar ventures for 
the future, is planned for Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the 
UCF House, 367 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. 

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BACK TO SCHOOL FALL 1997 


World 


By Leigh Torbin 
Collegian Staff 


OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla. — 
Exam week can be like getting beaned 
on the head by Randy Johnson. 

Imagine that at about six o'clock on 
Sunday evening, your head is buzzing 
with theories and equations destined 


to be forgotten in a few days when you 
learn that in 36 hours you have to be 
completely packed up, out of your 
dorm, and on a plane to pastoral 
Oklahoma. 

Unpleasant yes, but after an intense 
3-2 extra-inning win over Colorado 
St in their NCAA Regional 
Championship Game, members of the 


Massachusetts softball team wouldn't 
have had it any other way, as they 
embarked for the Women's College 
World Series. People hadn't been so 
ecstatic about the tourist mecca that is 
the Sooner State since the Land Run 
of 1889. 

"This is the ultimate goal of every 
college softball player," coach Elaine 


Sortino said after the Regional win, 
delirious with euphoria. "This is like 
going to see God." 

Playing at Hall of Fame Stadium on 
Memorial Day, means that you've 
"made it" — your dreams have been 
fulfilled. The toil, blood, sweat, tears 
and anguish of years, come to fruition 
when your name goes up in lights on 



COURTE5V MCDIA RELATIONS 


Led by NCAA Regional MVP Danielle Henderson, the Massachusetts softball team advanced to the College World Series in late May for only the sec- 
ond time in school history. 


the hallowed stadium's scoreboard and 
is cheered by the game's legends. 

But this sense of fulfillment was not 
enough. UMass wanted to win too, 
something it displayed vividly before 
the eyes of the softball world as it tan- 
gled with eventual National Champion, 
Arizona. The team that would later 
hammer UCLA and Olympic-team 
pitcher Christa Williams for 10 runs in 
a mercy-ruled title game could only 
scrap five hits off of UMass ace 
Danielle "Harry" Henderson. 

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the 
first on the always exciting sacrifice fly 
against a jittery UMass team, but 
Sortino calmed the Minutewomen 
before any further runs scored. 

UMass evened the score in the 
fourth when senior Sam Cardenas sent 
WCWS MVP Nancy Evans' 1-1 rise- 
ball deep to left and into the bleachers 
for her second home run. 

The game progressed into extra 
innings, although in the mean time. 
UMass produced better scoring 
chances than Arizona (57-4 entering 
the game), which was hitting an 
ungodly .387 as a team. In a perfor- 
mance that would ultimately land her 
on the All-Tournament team, 
Henderson held Arizona hitless after 
the third inning, until Alison lohnsen's 
controversial double to lead off the 
eighth. 

Olympic-team member Leah 
O'Brien would eventually single home 
lohnsen. giving the Wildcats a 2-1 
win. It was now obvious to all that the 
scrappy Minutewomen could beat any 
team behind the strong arm of 
Henderson, who was named 
All-American at the pre-tournament 
gala banquet at the Cowboy Hall of 
Fame. 

Facing elimination in a high noon 


showdown with Fresno State, UMass 
came out shooting before more fans 
than the rest of the season's games 
combined. Senior Stephanie Mareina 
drove a single in the first and would 
score on a single by Kim Gutridge, giv- 
ing UMass an early 1-0 lead. 

The Bulldogs were held at bay for 
most of the game, their only serious 
rally coming in the top of the third, 
where they loaded the bases with no 
outs, on an error, double and hit bat- 
ter, for All-American Robin Yorke. 
The .442 hitter tapped back to 
Henderson though, who went home to 
catcher Kelly Buckley for the first out. 

Next up was All-American Nina 
Lindenberg who provided the differ- 
ence in a narrow 5-4 Fresno St. win 
over UMass on Feb. 15 at Arizona 
State with a monstrous solo shot off 
Henderson. This time, Lindenberg 
grounded to Cardenas at third, who 
fired to Buckley for out number two. 

Fresno St. cleanup hitter Angela 
Cervantez's effort to salvage what 
could have been a game-breaking 
inning resulted in a grounder to sec- 
ond. The ball was booted though, 
allowing two runs to score. It might 
not have been the big inning Bulldog 
coach Margie Wright had hoped for, 
but it was just enough as Fresno St. 
held on for a 2-1 win. 

The trip was without a victory, but 
not without intrinsic value. Having 
gone through the experience, the team 
now wants to go back in 1998 even 
more, and will know how to handle 
the hoopla when it gets there. 

Perhaps more memorable than any- 
thing that happened on the field in 
Oklahoma, just how UMass got there 
blows it away like the twisters that 

Turn to SOFTBALL, page S8 


Inexberienced Minutemen 
get chance in new A— 1 


By Jonathan M. Place 

Collegian Staff 


Plateau — n., a relatively stable 
or quiescent period or state: a lev- 
eling off. 

That's an accurate description 
of the last three seasons for the 
Massachusetts football team. 
Since 1994, the Minutemen have 
gone 5-6, 6-5 
and 6-5 under 
the leadership of 
coach Mike 

Hodges. 

It's now up to 
one of the 
youngest UMass 
teams in recent 
memory to turn 
the tide. In fact, 
over two-thirds 
of the Minutemen's pre-season 
roster consists of underclassmen. 
In the last four seasons Hodges 
has relied on freshman quarter- 
backs to carry the load of the 
offense. 

This year, with fingers crossed, 
the Minutemen hope that sopho- 
more Jeff Smith will take over 
where he left off last year and 
remain the leader of the offensive 
attack. It's now up to the experi- 
enced sophomore to keep his job 
and bring Massachusetts, once a 
powerhouse in the old Yankee 
Conference, (now the Atlantic 10 
Football Conference), back to 
respectability. 

To raise the anxiety level a little 
more for coaches and fans, the 
offensive line is brand new. 
Therefore, experience and size is 
out; youth, quickness and mobili- 
ty are in. One positive that can be 
taken from this is that this core of 
linemen were together last sea- 
son, backing up a group that was 
among the Yankee Conference's 
elite lines. They've learned 
together and they've grown 
together. 

"They've looked great," Smith 
said. "I'm very confident in this 
offensive line." 

Junior line-backer and tri-cap- 
tain Khari Samuel also feels con- 
fident in the new line. 

"Last year these guys were in 
the shadows. They studied (the 
old line), they watched them. 
Now they are being given a 
chance to show what they can 
•do." 

- Although the Minutemen lost 
•its top two runners of a year ago, 


Ron Brockington and Frank 
Alessio, things aren't as bad as 
they seem. Taking over for 
Brockington at fullback is sopho- 
more Jaime Holston. Last season 
Holston ran for 296 yards, and 
averaged a whopping 8.2 yards 
per carry. Alessio's replacement 
will be junior Matt Jordan, who 
was named New Hampshire's 
Gatorade Player 


Switch no problem for UM's Khari Samuel 


By Jonathan M. Place 

Collegian Staff 


^199^alU>revie\v 

Massachusetts 
Football 

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of the Year in 
high school. 

Led by 

two-sport star 
Doug Clark. 
UMass' core of 
receivers will 
attempt to 

spread out 

opposing 

defenses and 
make it easier for the Minutemen 
to move the ball down the field. 
Clark, who caught 20 passes last 
season, has established his knack 
for the big play, leading the team 
with a 19.0 yards per catch aver- 
age. 

Actually. Hodges is lucky to 
have Clark back on the gridiron 
for another year. Clark, who 
earned third-team All- American 
honors in baseball in the spring 
after hitting .415 with 11 home 
runs and 60 RBIs. was drafted by 
the Milwaukee Brewers in the 
20th round in baseball's June 
1997 draft, but decided to remain 
in school and play both sports. 

Senior wide-out Darryl Thomas 
returns to the Minutemen after 
sitting out last season with a 
strained ligament in his left ankle. 
Kerry Taylor replaces Erik Henry 
at tight end. 

Coach Hodges feels that this 
season Taylor will be more than 
able to fill the void. 

"He's big, he's strong and he's 
talented," Hodges said. "It's not 
going to be a three-man rotation. 
It's going to be Taylor." 

Although the points must come 
from the offensive side of the 
ball, the Minutemen's motivation 
and experience comes from the 
defensive side of the ball. Led by 
Samuel, a pre- season first team 
All-Atlantic 10 selection, the 
youthful linebacking squad will 
attempt to dominate the middle 
of the field. Since senior tri-cap- 
tain Mike Dawson is moving to 
defensive end, Samuel takes over 

Turn to FOOT»AU, page S8 


Among the 22 starting players on 
the Massachusetts football team, 
there is one man whose assignment 
carries the most weight. Khari 
Samuel, the 6-foot-3. 232 pound 
junior, has been moved to the posi- 
tion of middle linebacker. 

As the center of UMass' 4-3 defen- 
sive set. it is up to Samuel not only to 
learn a new position, but to assure 
the Minutemen coaches that for the 
next two years, they have the right 
man for the job. To Samuel, the 
change doesn't matter. As a line- 
backer, it is important to understand 
all three positions. 

"I've played linebacker since high 
school," Samuel said. "I've played all 
three positions, and you have to 
know how to play them all depending 
on how the game is going." 

No matter how Samuel performs 
on the field, it's what he means to the 
team that is most important. He's a 
natural leader who, as a junior, was 
named a captain. 

"I'll just try to contribute any way I 
can to the program." Samuel said. 

Samuel understands his new role, 
and under the direction of newly 
acquired defensive coordinator |erry 
Azzinaro, known by the team as 
"Coach Az". the entire defense i^ 
conforming nicely to the new look. 

"We've really picked up the new 
defense well." Samuel said. "I'm real- 
ly proud of how these guys have per- 
formed." 

Last season, tri-captain Mike 
Dawson played middle linebacker, 
with Samuel on his right and former 
UMass great lustin Reimer on his 
left. Now in 1997, Dawson has been 
moved to defensive end, bringing 
experience, speed and maturity to the 
position. This move has left Samuel 
with the task of helping mature a 
whole new set of linebackers such as 
sophomores Matt Dawson and Chris 
Price. 

"The move of Samuel to the inside 
will allow him to take advantage of 
his great athletic ability and make 
more plays." coach Mike Hodges 
said. 

Three years ago. UMass was one of 
the only schools really confident in 
Samuel's ability. Most of the big 
name, Div. 1- A schools didn't think 
he had what it took to play at their 
level. Now as a proven leader, all 
Samuel wants to do is give everything 
he has back to the program which 
gave him the opportunity to show 
what he could do. 

"I try to do the best I can. as a 
player." Samuel said. "I try to do that 
so others see me and do the same. I 
try to give 1 10 percent all the time so 


I can make myself a better person. 

The team has reacted to Samuel's 
work ethic. UMass coaches have 
nothing but the best to say about how 
this team has practiced and gotten 
themselves ready for the season. 

"The last time we were this young, 
we went 5-6," Hodges said. "There 


were times when I would come off 
the field so aggravated because they 
didn't know how to practice. This 
team knows how to practice, they 
know what's expected of them and 
they are fun to be around." 

The humility Samuel possesses 
during press conferences is aban- 


doned once he's on the gridiron, leav- 
ing running backs, quarterbacks and 
receivers in his wake. 

In the last two seasons, he has 
racked up enough tackles to rank 
ninth on UMass' all-time charts. In 
total. Sam uel has made 2 1 2 tackles in 

Turn to KHARI. page S8 



COURTtSY MFI1U Rf I ATKINS 

First team All-Atlantic 10 linebacker Khari Samuel (No. 26) will be looked upon to lead a young Minuteman 
defense. 


Page S2 / Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 


THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN 


Minutemen look to Butler and Castma in '97 


By Matthew J. Psrrauh 

Collegian Staff 


UMass 
Men's Soccer 

Back To School Issue 


As summer's heat fades away and 
the eyes of most fall sports fans 
turn to our form of football, the 
real football season is poised to 
begin. The Massachusetts men's 
soccer squad is as 
mixed as the fall 
colors and would 
love to steal the 
spotlight. but 
how the team will 
blend this year is 
yet to be deter- 
mined. 

This year the 
team has a bal- ■■■^■■■■■■ , 
ance of great offensive fire power 
combined with a stingy defense and 
strong goal keeping. There is plenty 
of experience to go around, but 
don't look past the new guys. They 
will have plenty to say about what 
this year's version of the 
Minutemen will produce. 

UMass will be looking to their 
star to help take this team to the 
next level. Senior Mike Butler will 
make opposing coaches lose sleep 
because of his dangerous footwork 
and scoring touch. The two-time 
first team Atlantic 10 selection with 
24 career goals and 17 career 
assists will be marked heavily 
throughout season. Still, coach Sam 
Koch expects big things from his 
premier player. 

"We will be looking toward Mike 
to handle most of the scoring load 
and really be the man this year," 
Koch said. "The key will be to get 
others involved in the scoring and 
let Mike distribute the ball to open 
players." 

Butler won't be alone in goal 
scoring department this year if fel- 
low senior (oenal Castma has any- 
thing to say about it. Castma spent 
most the of '96 campaign nursing a 
sore ankle and didn't produce like 
he could. The speedy forward trans- 
ferred to UMass from St. lohn's. 
where he netted 1 1 goals and was 
named Big East Conference 
Tournament MVP in 1995. 

Enter the question marks. 
Transfer sophomore Gavin Hewitt 
and freshman Seth Lilburn both 
carry impressive resumes into 
Amherst and should contribute this 
year. Hewitt came to Amherst from 
Cal State Northridge. where he 
scored six points and was a mem- 
ber of the Olympic Development 
Program in Washington. 
Lilbum is coming to UMass from 


1997 Fall Preview 


New jersey, where he led his high 
school to a record of 61-15-1 in 
his four years at Mountain Lake 
and Gill St. Bernard's high schools. 
He was also a member of the Under 
17 National team. 

"Lilburn and Hewitt both have 
had good preseasons and could 
^^^^^^^^ m really help us up 
front," Koch said. 
"In the past, the 
teams that have 
had three or four 
players that could 
score have faired 
better for us." 

The Minutemen 
would like to 
^^^^^^^^™ change up their 
formations often, but one determin- 
ing factor will be the play of the 
midfield. Seasoned juniors lake 
Brodsky, Paul Cocoran and Marc 
Saad and sophomore lames 
Redmond should step up and take 
control of the center of the field, 
but they will need to be able to 
come back and help the defense. 
Leaving only three in back would 
be great for the offensive attack but 
could leave the defense vulnerable. 
The midfielders have speed which 
should help in their efforts. 

The defense is spearheaded by 
juniors Carmelo Garcia and Brad 
Kurowski. Garcia was a standout 
last season around the goal for the 
Minutemen and was one the most 
versatile defenders in the entire 
A-10. Kurowski has 23 career 
starts for UMass and can also play 
every position in the back. 
Returning to the Minutemen after a 
year's hiatus is junior Steve (ones. 
Jones started all 22 games for 
UMass in 1995 and should do the 
same in 1997. Those three should 
help take the pressure off the keep- 
ers and play a major role in the suc- 
cess of the team. 

The men in charge of keeping the 
ball out of the back of the net have 
been fighting it out for the starting 
position in goal, [eff lablonski is 
the starter and has played very well 
this preseason, but so has redshirt 
freshman Todd Fowler. 

"I feel confident with both men 
in the net. Jeff is the starter, but 
either one could step in and play" 
Koch said. 

They both were tested in an exhi- 
bition loss to Indiana on Aug. 23, 
where they pelted with 28 shots, 
allowing four goals. 

The regular season features some 
premier games hosted here in 
Amherst. The Minutemen will now 


play their home games at Totman 
Field and welcome the likes of 
power Boston University, A-10 
champ Fordham, and URI which 
handed UMass a ticket out of the 
post season last year with shoot out 
defeat in the regular season finals. 


UMass is looking at one of the 
toughest schedules ever for the 
team. They will be tested early and 
often. The Atlantic 10 is growing in 
strength, with more schools beefing 
up their programs. The new teams 
to watch are Virginia Tech, 


Duquesne and St. Bonaventure. All 
have increased their talent levels 
and should niuke the A-10 one of 
the strongest leagues in the coun- 
try. 

The future looks bright lor the 
Minutemen. They have seasoned 


veterans to lead, unproven young 
talent, strong defense, killer offen- 
sive attack and good goal keeping. 
The pieces of the puzzle are on the 
table, and Koch now has the 
responsibility of putting them 
together. 


1997 Massachusetts Men's Soccer Schedule 


Aug. 23 vs. Indiana 7:00 p.m. 

Aug. 29 vs. Cal Poly SLO 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 4 vs. McGill University 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 7 at Siena 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 13 Maine i:00 p.m. 

Sept. 17 at New Hampshire 3:30 p.m. 

Sept. 20 Boston University 2:00 p.m. 

Sept. 23 at Hartford 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 26 at St. Bonaventure 3:00 p.m. 

Sept. 28 at Duquesne 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 3 St. Joseph's 3:30 p.m. 

Oct. 5 Temple 1 »00 p.m. 

Oct. 8 Rhode Island 3:30 p.m. 

Oct. 10 Virginia Tech 3:30 p.m. 

Oct. 12 George Washington 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 17 at Dayton 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 19 at Xavier 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 24 Fordham * 3:00 p.m. 

Oct. 26 La Salle 1 :00 p.m. 

Oct. 31 at UCLA 11:00 p.m. 

Nov. 2 vs. Cal St. Fullerton 1:30 p.m. 

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Shea takes over for legendary UM coach Pat Hixon 


By Casey Kane 

Collegian Staff 

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If.new Massachusetts women's 

hotkey coach Patty Shea needs 

advice on how to deal with the 

and downs that come with being 


the first-year head coach of a top 
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"When I accepted the position, 
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However, while *hc fully acknowl- 
edges the pMMHM *jI WWOdtug as 

prominent a figure us Pain Hixon — 
who resigned in April to concentrate 
on coaching the U.S. National team 
— Shea is not overwhelmed by what 
lies ahead of her. 


"There is a tradition to uphold," 
Shea said. "That is just fact. The 
expectations are high from myself, as 
well as from my administration. And 
if they weren't high. I shouldn't be 
sitting in this chair. 

"If I didn't have high expectations, 


1997 Massachusetts Field Hockey Schedule 


Sept. 6 vs. California 
jyjjfept. 7 Consolation \ Championships- UMass 

Snvita'aonal 
iept. 10 Boston College 3:30 p.m. 

Sept. 12 vs. Davis and Elkins 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 14 at James Madison 12:00 p.m. 

"Sept. 17 at Yale 3:30p.m. 

Sept. 20 at Northeastern 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 24 Rhode Island 3:30 p.m. 

Sept. 28 Temple 12:00 p.m. 

Oct, 4 at North Carolina 1:00 p.m. 

; Oct. 5 vs. Wake Forest 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 8 at Boston University 7:00 p.m. 

Oct. 12 vs. Ball State 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 13 at Syracuse 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. \S Providence 3:30 p.m. 

jPct 18 La Salle 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 25 Connecticut 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 29 Dartmouth 2:00 p.m. 

Oct. 31 at West Chester 2:00 p.m. 

Nov. 2»at St. Joseph's 2:00 p.m. 

Nov. 7-9 Atlantic 10 Championships 


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if I didn't want to compete, if I didn't 
want to bring this program to the top 
level, then I am doing no justice to 
this athletic program and to this 
University." 

Shea's committment to UMass 
began in 1480, when she signed to 
play for Hixon as a freshman. For a 
goalie who had never won a high 
school game, the change to Hixon's 

system was swift and 

successful. In 1981. 
Shea was named sec- 
ond team 
All-American, in '82 
and '83, she received 
first team honors. 
The Minutewomen 
advanced to the 
NCAA final four in 
her sophomore and 
senoir years. 

She is not unfamiliar with the col- 
lege game, having served as an assis- 
tant coach at Iowa for seven years, 
during which time the Hawkeyes 
reached five final fours. 

Shea has been away from the 
coaching ranks since December of 
1995. From that point until the end 
of the Atlanta Olympics, she served 
as the starting goalie for Hixon's U.S. 
National team. 

Now, coaching has brought Shea 
back to her roots — her homeqtate 
and her alma mater. 

"I love this place," Shea said. "I 
believed in this system and I believed 
in this program, this University, to 
come to school here years ago. Now. 
for me to have the opportunity to 
come back and give back and be a 
part of something that was so integral 
in my life is just a huge opportunity, 

"I'm honored to be a part of this 
program because I've seen it from a 
different perspective than most 
coaches see the programs they're 
working in. I know the history and 
the tradition." 

That viewpoint should help Shea's 
transition into the top 
sidelines. 

"1 know what's expected»-cd a 
UMass student-athlete, academically 
and on the field." 

On the field, Shea faces the job of 
filling the void left by former stand- 
outs. Kyle Rothenberge, Hilary Rose 
and Melanie Gore graduated, while 
Atlantic 10 rookie of the year Saskia 
Fuchs has returned to her native 
Netherlands. 

"You can't replace those players," 
Shea said. "But you can fill the spots 
they left. You can fill the void." 
The Minutewomen do return an 


and defensive players. On the attack, 
Erica lohnston, who tied for the team 
lead in goals with 13, and Cortney 
MacLean, who is working her way 
back from off- season surgery will 
lead a charge that will have help from 
Kate Putnam, who racked up 1 1 
assists last year. 

Defensively, Amy Ott and |en 

Gutzman will provide experienced 

anchors. Sharon 


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Hughes and 
Laura Phelan 
should also han- 
dle defensive 
duties. 

Shea has 

brought in six 
new players to 
compliment her 
already estab- 
lished veteran 


;xperienced core of both offensive 


corps. 

While no position is guaranteed, 
perhaps the spot most in question is 
the goal. Michelle Crooks, who 
backed up Rose last year, transfer 
Zowie Tucker and freshman Erica 
Yeaton will compete for time in front 
of the cage. 

This new era of UMass field hock- 
ey has come with more changes than 
just the head coach. Gone are Amy 
Robertson and Ainslee Press, who 
served as Minutewomen assistant 
coaches for the past five and four 
years respectively. 

Emily Smith, a 1997 graduate of 
Iowa who played for Shea while a 
Hawkeye, joins the staff as a full time 
assistant. Iowa won for Big 10 titles 
in Smith's time at the school, and in 
1994, she led the nation with 19 
assists. Rose will work as a volunteer 
assistant while she completes her 
sport management degree. 

One of the most important changes 
is the change to an astroturf surface 
at Richard F. Garber field. The long- 
awaited switch to tyrf means that the 
. field hockey program — as well as 
spot on the - iiioth the men's and women's lacrosse 
teams — will receive a boost in terms 
of scheduling, rccriuting and main- 
taining a top-caliber program. 

"It needs to be in persepective 
about how amazing it has been for 
UMasf to be as consistent and as 
much of a power as they have been 
playing on grass," Shea said. "It 
changes the game, it's a much faster 
game on turf. Getting turf says a lot 
about the school's committment to 
this program." 

Shea and the Minutewomen open 
their season against California on 
Sept. 6 at 1 1 a.m. in the inaugural 
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mi MASSA< in si ITSDAIL\ I OLLEGIAN 


UM women's soccer young; Le Due returns to UM 


By Jorma Kansanen 
Collegian Skiff 


Something old. loraething new. 
something borrowed, >omething... 

BMUOOB? 

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health, especial!) 
cooiiderinf .i cer- 
tain region.il liwil- 
r\ with the 
Univertitj of 
Connecticut. 

So. working 
around I supersti- 
tion that concerm 
a big step forward 
in life i< a neoes- 

sar\ evil when 

talking about the Minutewomen's 

upcoming >eason. 

I a-t minute jitter- included, coach 
lim Rud> and hi> squad have dealt 
with all of the above in the preseason. 
but don't mention being left at the 

altar in this case, the NCAA 

Tournament altar \n\ more bad 
breaks for Ruds this season could 
mean missing the hallowed land of 
NCAA p ostseas on action for the first 
time since l*WO. and onl\ the second 
time in the 20 \ears of UMass 
women's soccer. 

With last minute defection- in star 
recruit Misa 1 "roehlich. season ending 
injuries in another star recruit, 
Kathleen \lachamer. and a plethora 
of bumps and bruises, the coaching 
skills of the man who eclipsed the 
200-WB1 mark last season will be put 
to the test. 

"Cautious optimism." Rud> -aid, 
about two-thirds of hi- team who 


made it to the Sweet 16 last year. 
"Right now, there are a lot of unan- 
swered questions as to who we are, 
and where we are — and that*s the 
best that we can do. 

"We've had one key freshman play- 
er neglect to come [Froehlieh], anoth- 
er key freshman player out for the 
season [Machamer], a third key play- 
er, Kate Webb, is out, and com- 
pounded with all 
1MSSHIIMHM our injuries, this 
might be my first 
year that I've been 
here where we will 
have a totally unbal- 
anced system of 
play." Rudy said. 

However, all is 
not so disconsolate, 
and for the afore- 
mentioned reasons, 
UMass has a lot of things to build on 
in this rebuilding season: 

• "Something old" — You cannot 
consider five people who average an 
age of 22 years old "old" per se. But, 
there is a wealth of experience in the 
senior class, and the return of one of 
the top players in UMass history, as 
an assistant coach, to rely upon this 
season. Goalkeeper Danielle Dion, 
defenders Erica Iverson and Amy 
Burrill, an Ail-American transfer 
from Div. 11 Barry University, mid- 
fielder Liz Rutherford and assistant 
coach Rachel LeDuc have the on- 
the-job experience to train the team's 
1 1 underclassmen. 

A key thing with Rachel is been 
there, done that'... to use an overused 
cliche," Rudy said. "She's been to a 
Final Four, she's been through every- 
thing that the young kids are going to 
go through: the training, the home- 
sickness, the insecurities about who 


they are and how they fit in, the acad- 
emic end, Add-Drop and dealing 
with the parking police. Plus, its 
always nice to get back some of your 
own people." 

• "Something new" — Even with 
the two subtractions. Rudy still has a 
freshman group that can fill holes for 
his side. Flexibility has been key in 
the preseason, with midfielder Brooke 
Bartlett and forward Kara Green 
solidifying playing time with their 
hard-nosed work ethic. 

Bartlett shrugged off a pulled 
quadriceps to log quality time in the 
Minutewomen's 2-1 exhibition win 
over Vermont on Aug. 24, and Green 
has already displayed her 
sneaky-deadly scoring potential that 
made her a All-State star at 
Shenendehowa High School in 
Clifton Park. N.Y. 

"Me and our old assistant Chris 
Chamides had a laugh the other day. 
and out of our top four recruits, only 
Green is playing steadily for us right 
now," Rudy said. "Out of our other 
three, we have to consider Bartlett as 
one of our top freshmen, and we 
hardly recruited her. So. what the hell 
do we know about recruiting?" 

• "Something borrowed" — If you 
are a person that says when you bor- 
row you really mean that you keep, 
then UMass' late summer addition, 
University of Maine transfer Sophie 
Lecot (17g, 4a, 38 pts), is staying for 
the next two seasons. 

From The Land That Time Forgot 
to the Pioneer Valley, Lecot, last 
year's America East Player of the 
Year, has assured herself a starting 
forward spot in the UMass lineup. 
Rudy is more than familiar with 
Lecot, as she competed against the 
Minutewomen last spring with her 


club team. Omega du Montreal. 

• "Something... maroon?" — With 
the aforementioned possibilit> of iiii-s 
ing the NCAA Tournament for only 
the second time in 20 years, team 
pride and continuity will be as impor- 
tant as ever for UMass this season. 


The senior class will be looking to 
keep a tradition alive, and its experi- 
ence will have to be passed on to the 
underclassmen for the Minutewomen 
to make it to the NCAA postseason. 

Luck is already on their side, since 
an automatic hid has been aw aided to 


the postseason tournament champion 

of the vl.iniu 10 Conference. No pun 

intended with the wa> the season has 
gone si> I. ii .i trip tO the Big Dance 
would be a marriage made in heaven, 
and an eail> vacation would make a 

blue, blue Christmas foi all involved 


1997 Massachusetts Women's Soccer Schedule 


Aug. 30 vs. Fairfield 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 5 Michigan 4:30 p.m. 

Sept. 9 Rhode Island 3:30 p.m. 

Sept. 12 Duquesne 4:00 p.m. 

Sept. 14 St. Bonavenl ire 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 20 Colorado 12:00 p.m. 

Sept. 23 Connecticut 3:30 p.m. 

Sept. 26 at Southern Methodist . . . 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 28 vs. California 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 4 at St. Joseph's 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 5 at Temple 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 10 at Virginia Tech 4:00 p.m. 

Oct. 12 at George Washington 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 17 Dayton 3:00 p.m. 

Oct. 19 Xavier 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 24 at Fordham 4:00 p.m. 

Oct. 26 at LaSalle 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 3 1 vs. Clemson 1:00 p.m. 

Nov. 2 at Georgia 2:00 p.m. 

Nov. ',-9 Atlantic 10 Championship 



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Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 / Page S5 


Senior Mike Butler key to Minutemen's success 


By Jorma Kansanen 

Collegian Staff 


As Lusltsno While celebrated its 
2-1 triple overdue victory over 
Inter AmheiM in the Pioneer Valley 
Summer Soccer League champi- 
onship game, one thing the two 
teams held in common was pretty 
simple — utter exhaustion. 
However. one thing that 
Inter-Amhent may have wished they 
held in common with the champions 
is their star player who hails from 
Springfield. 

That player was senior forward 
Mike Butler (career: 24 goals, 17 
assists, 65 points) of the 
Massachusetts men's soccer team. 
The summer league's leading scorer 
capped off a successful offseason by 
clinching league title at Lusitano 
Field in Ludlow. This experience has 
supplied him with a level of competi- 
tion that has prepared him for his 
final season in a UMass uniform. 

It was different scenario last year. 
Butler had to recover from a broken 
arm suffered in the spring, and came 
into last season as cold as ice. This 
season, Butler wants to take this 
summer of success and translate it to 
an Atlantic 10 Championship, with 
the automatic bid to the NCAA 
Tournament to boot. 

"Playing this summer helped me 
out an unbelievable amount," Butler 
said, who helped win the title against 
a former teammate in Tashi 
Tshering. and a current teammate, 
goalkeeper Todd Fowler. 

"The players on my team were 
very talented, and the only way you 
can get better is to play with people 
who are at your level, or better than 
you. 

"So, we had a lot of good competi- 
tion, and I got a lot of experience up 
front — controlling the ball, and 
shooting and scoring, so it probably 


was one of the most successful sum- 
mers I've had. I want to carry all that 
hard work over this summer to this 
fall- 
In the beginning, soccer originally 
was not Butler's top sport, playing 
the game as filler between basketball 
and baseball seasons. After he got 
into junior high school, he began to 
develop a love for the game. From 
hands-on to feet-first, the challenge 
of soccer intrigued Butler because 
the learning process was, and still is, 
a continuing one — not just for him, 
but any person that plays the game. 

That learning process will contin- 
ue with the forward situation for this 
year's UMass squad. The Minutemen 
lost the services of Dave Siljanovski 
to graduation, and the decision for 
coach Sam Koch lies in who will be 
paired with Butler on the frontline. 
Chemistry is key, and the choice 
between freshman Seth Lilburn and 
sophomore Gavin Hewitt is one he 
will have to make. 

"The forward situation is a ques- 
tion mark for us right now," Koch 
said. "Butler is our go-to guy, and 
we need him at the top of our lineup. 
We can't have him hanging around 
the midfield, and we're going to have 
to see whether Hewitt or Lilburn will 
be upfront with him." 

Team-wise, Butler believes one of 
the keys to this season's success is an 
age-old philosophy; practice the way 
you play. The team got together this 
preseason, and the first issue 
addressed was simple; everyone has 
to be on the same page. 

For Butler, there will be no debat- 
ing that there is no "t" in "team." 

"I feel really positive because ihe 
group of recruits that we got this 
year, and the players who have 
returned from last year have a much 
better attitude," Butler said. "So, 

Turn to BUTLER, page SI 1 



UMass tennis seeking to 
build on last years efforts 


By Luke Meredith 

Collegian Stall 


Heads up! Senior forward Mike Butler will try to head the UMass offense 
to the A- 10 championship this season. 


Balancing the head coaching job 
of both the men's and women's ten- 
nis team here at the University of 
Massachusetts is hard enough. But 
asking for unprecedented success 
from both programs? If that sounds 
like too much to ask of anyone, 
you're probably right. 

Fortunately for UMass, |udy 
Dixon isn't just any- ^^^^^^^^ 
one. ■—--.' 

Dixon, the head 
coach of the men's 
and women's tennis 
team, led each to its 
best season ever in 
1946. The men's 
team went 16-2 and 
captured its first 
ever New England 
Championship, and 
the women's squad ended a 14-5 
campaign with its first ever regional 
ranking. But the best news of all is 
that the men return the entire 1996 
squad, and the women lose only one 
member. 

The Minutemen upgraded their 
schedule for the fall, which means 
that they might lose a few more 
matches. But Dixon insists it was a 
move they had to make. 

"The men's team is just about a 
year behind the women's team in 
terms of breaking through at the 
national level," Dixon said. "We 
were 16-2 last season. I don't want 
to be 16-2 again. That does no good 
for anyone. The schedule I've put 
together this year is far more chal- 
lenging than last year's, which means 
that we're going to lose a few more 
matches. 

"It's not so much the wins and 


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losses that are important, but the 
overall goals of our program. Our 
goal is to achieve a regional ranking 
by the end of the year," Dixon said. 

Todd Cheney and Rob Manchester 
will man the number one and num- 
ber two singles positions. Cheney 
was the number one last year and 
was named All-Atlantic 10. 
Manchester went 22-3 as a fresh- 
man in the number-three slot last 
season. 

Patrick 
Slyman and 
A I le j a nd ro 
Aller will fill 
out the num- 
ber three and 
four slots for 
Dixon. 

Despite last 

year's success, 

Dixon feels 

their is room 

for improvement as the far the 

women's team is concerned. 

"We had a good year." Dixon said. 
"But every other year I have been 
here has been a superb year. We sort 
of leveled off and didn't meet our 
goals. We won the games we were 
supposed to win and we lost the 
games we were supposed to lose. We 
never had that breakthrough win, 
which is what the players and 1 are 
looking for to happen this year." 

Sophomore Ola Gerisamova will 
re-assume the number- one singles 
position. Gerismova went 1 3-7 in 
that slot last year. Junior lackie 
Braunstein. who led the 
Minutewomen with a 19-8 record 
last year, will move up to the num- 
ber two position. 

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Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 / Page S7 


Water 


By Fred Hurlbrink, |r. 

Collegian Staff 

On a team laden with 
nuclear-strength firepower thanks to 
the presence of the Fab Four — Brian 
Stahl, Gabriel Marrero, Aldo Roman 


and |.C. Limardo — why should 

Massachusetts 

men's water polo ~ 

sophomore 

Richard Huntley 

be the player 

blinded by the 

spotlight? 

He"s the new 
goalie. 

After backing up 
senior co-captain _ 
Paul Engin in last 

year's fourth consecutive Eastern 
Championship season. Huntley treads 
in deep water between pipes that 
haven't been guarded with this little 
collegiate experience since before the 
All-American career of Alex Mujica 
in the early '90s. 

Like Mujica, Huntley hails from 
Puerto Rico where he spent three 
years on the junior national team. 
Like Engin. Huntley is enveloped by 
the large shadow cast during the 
record-setting Mujica era. 

The diminutive keeper, who was 
the backbone of three straight Eastern 
Championship teams from 1993-95 
is the all-time leader in saves (743). 
steals (190) and quarters played in 
goal (314) for the Minutemen. Mujica 
also holds a pair of single-season 
UMass marks. 

And like both Mujica and Engin 
before him, Huntley inherits the his- 
tory and the pressure of taking over 
the goaltending duties for a champi- 
onship level team. 

Engin guided UMass to a 22-win 
season and a second- straight Final 
Four appearance last autumn despite 
a rigorous schedule and key injuries 
throughout his first — and only — 
starting campaign. As a freshman in 
1992, Mujica led the Minutemen to a 
25-3 season that included a 
19-match winning streak and a New 
England Championship after the team 
won 16 games in '91. 

Mujica was the stalwart in goal for 
four years in which the Minutemen 
notched 104 wins against just 28 
defeats. 

So, after 126 wins in the 
Mujica-Engin years, Huntley has to 
step in and step up to help keep 
UMass at the championship level. 

Minuteman coach Russ Yarworth 
doesn't expect to miss a champi- 
onship beat. 


1997 Fall Preview 


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Water Polo 

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"We know | Huntley 1 has the talent 
to be a great goaltender like we've 
had here in the past, but he can't be a 
freshman anymore. Richard has to 
turn into a leader and take control of 
the team. 

"I'm hoping Richard can step up 
and show the leadership and the abili- 
ty and the intensin 
that he needs to 
start in goal." 
Yarworth said. "It's 
his job to lose." 

If the goal keep- 
er's job is Huntley*! 
to low, then who's 
behind him to win 
it? 
HHillB A pair of true 
freshman will bat- 
tle each other for the primary 
back-up position and a spot on the 
travel roster. Both Gerard Gust and 
|.R. Vanderwall are tall and lanky 
with athletic potential. But more 
importantly, both youngsters have 
tremendous wingspans, perfect for 
blocking high shots or reaching loose 
balls. 

They'll get their opportunities it 
Huntley should falter. 

"I think (Huntley) has the ability; I 
just hope he can turn on the intensity 
level," Yarworth said. "If not, we 
have the freshmen.'' 

Yarworth has more than just a cou- 
ple of freshman goalies as insurance 
for Huntley. He has one of the most 
potent and talented two-meter 
attacks in the nation. 

In Stahl. Roman, Marrero and 
Limardo, Yarworth has a collection of 
dynamic performers each of whom 
brings something different and alto- 
gether spectacular to the pool. 

Stahl is pure offensive fire power. 
The Pennsylvania native already ranks 
fourth on the Minuteman all-time list 
in both goals (175) and points (257). 
He will easily advance to third on 
both charts this season, barring a seri- 
ous injury. His size (listed at 225 
pounds) makes him nearly impossible 
to defend one-on-one in the hole, 
and he has one of the most ferocious 
outside shots in the country. 

One defender who would have a 
legitimate shot at shutting down Stahl 
is Roman. He is considered by many, 
the dominant defensive player — at 
any position — in the East and his 
offensive skills continue to improve. 
Roman is a physical specimen who 
looks like he has muscles in his teeth. 
Marrero is an exceptional 
all-around performer and one of the 
best clutch players on the squad. He 
needs to develop into a consistent 


perfbrBUC to approach his potential. 
Limardo is the younger brother of 
UMass water polo legend Luis who 
holds the all-time Minuteman 
goal-scoring record (306) and is 
second in total points (402). The 
younger Limardo has had two frus- 
trating, injury-plagued years, and 
as a co-captain this season has the 
talent to step forward and be a cat- 


alyst and a leader. 

The other senior co-captain is 
Marc Staudenbauer who also suf- 
fered through an injury shortened 
'96 campaign. 

"He's not a flashy player, but he's 
someone you put in the pool and he 
doesn't make mistakes," Yarworth 
said. "He gives you stability, and if 
we can have that stability for a 


whole season, it's definitely a posi- 
tive thing." 

The core is in place for a strong 
H'.iMHi. supplemented with a group 
of youngsters led by sophomores 
Rich Slinglufl and Timmy Troupis. 

The quest for an unprecedented 
fifth-straight Eastern 

Championship for the Minutemen 
starts Sept. 6 in Annapolis at the 


Navy Invitational, but will an 
Eastern title be enough? 

"No," said a definitive Yarworth. 
"We have to win it, but my goal is 
to win a first-round game at the 
NCAAs. and that gets you playing 
for the national championship." 

The quest for Yarworth and his 
squad could end Dec. 7 in Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. 


■MB 


1997 Massachusetts Water Polo Schedule 


Sept. 6-7 Navy Invitational 

Sept. 12 Harvard 8:00 p.m. 

Sept. 13 Lehman College 11:30 a.m. 

Iona 3:30 p.m. 

Queen s 6:30 p.m. 

Sept. 20 Brown Invitational 

Sept. 26 at Harvard 8:00 p.m. 

Sept. 27 Boston College 1 1:30 a.m. 

M.I.T. 2:30 p.m. 

Brown 5:30 p.m. 

Oct. 4-5 Princeton Invitational 

Oct. 8 Boston College 7:00 p.m. 

Oct. 1 1 at U.S. Merchant 

Marine Academy 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 12 Fordham 2:00 p.m. 

Oct. 12 St. Francis 5:00 p.m. 

Oct. 17 at California 1 1:30 a.m. 

Oct. 17 vs. Santa Clara 5:00 p.m. 



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Vince Elizarde 


Senior Dion solidifies goal for young UM squad 


By forma Kansanen 

Collegian Staff 


Over the past three \earv there 
have been lew things Danielle Dion 
has not been able to stop. From 
one-woman performances in the 
NCAA Tournament, like her career 
best 20-save performance against 
Harvard last year, to being perennial- 
ly considered at the top of her trade, 
the Massachusetts women's soccer 
team has stopped almost anything 
put in her way. 

Beside the slight discomfort she 
leels amidst the media spotlight, the 
only thing Dion cannot stop is Father 
Time. After years of hearing about 
the Minutewomen's last appearance 
in the Final Four in 1993 from prior 
teammates, the sands of time appear 
to be piling up against Dion and her 
fellow upperclassmen. 

Dion (career: 0.76 GAA. on 26.5 
shutouts) has faced a career at 
UMass that has possessed the high- 
est ofhighs (the 2-1 win over 
Harvard), and the lowest of lows 
(last season's loss to Dayton in the 
Atlantic 10 championship game) and 
she wants this season to hold the 
ultimate high of all — another Final 
Four appearance. 

"We'll write that loss to Dayton 
off as a big mistake." Dion said, sar- 
castically. "I think the loss in the 
A-10 Championship is my main 
motivating point, but I don't like to 
think about the low points. They 
come, 1 try to forget about them, and 
we all laugh about them afterwards. 

"But I don't want to ever be put 
into that situation again. Every team 
has its peaks and valleys, and the 
good ones fight through the valleys 
to get to the peak again. Hopefully, 
we haven't reached the high point 
yet... let's put it that way. Its coming 
this year." 

While Dion is the first to say she is 
not in the upper echelon of goalkeep- 
ers coach |im Rud\ has developed 
over the years, Rudy will. From U.S. 
National keepers like current starter 
Briana Scurry and past ones like Kim 
Wyant, Rudy has seen the best, and 
has one of the best. 

"Dion has more than adequately 
continued the tradition," Rudy said. 
"She's probabK the steadiest keeper 
that we've ever had here. Even Bri. 
on occasions, would give up one or 
two soft goals, where the key to 
Danielle is her steadiness. 

"She gets the job done, md that's 
what you want your keeper to do. 
The keeper doesn't have to be flash] . 
or jump around all over the place. It 
is somebodv who can defend the 


pipes and keep the ball out. She's 
does that." 

It was no summer vacation for 
Dion, and now, like the Grateful 
Dead once said, "summertime done 
come and gone... my oh my." 

Travelling back to her hometown, 
Dion competed in the W-USISL for 
the Atlanta Classics, minding the net 
as her team won its region. Dion is 
both grateful for the experience, and 
grateful the two to three game a 
week schedule has not left her 
exhausted. 

Dion was able to brush up on the 
intangibles, and she wants to take 
the experience of the top profession- 
al league in women's soccer to heart 
and mind. 

"If I did learn anything, I couldn't 
really tell you exactly what I 
learned," Dion said. "It was more 
game experience, and getting in and 
seeing more of the game itself. For 
any player, it is important to get in 
the game and learn." 

According to Rudy, the competi- 
tion in the W-USISL has had a posi- 
tive effect on her game. Over time, 
Dion has quickly addressed the few 
weaknesses Rudy has noticed in her 
game. Her experience this summer 
has more than helped one aspect of 
her game. 

"The one thing I've liked that 
we've seen from her this preseason, 
and is a real important thing to us, is 
her ability to seal the space behind 
the defense." Rudy said. "Which 
means, i.e. come out and use your 
feet, or come out and save the ball 
before they become one-on-ones. 

"The hardest part for defenders is 
to defend while facing their own 
goal. She's had a reluctance to come 
out of net. but she's a smart kid, and 
of the few weaknesses we've identi- 
fied in her game over the years, she's 
corrected them It doesn't take long 
with Danielle." 

The proof of the pudding will be 
how Dion and her fellow teammates 
react to a preseason that has not 
even been close to fine. The 
season-ending injury of projected 
starter. freshman Kathleen 
Machamer, and dents and nicks to 
sophomores Kate Webb and Cindy 
Garceau and others could have left 
both Rudy and the Minutewomen in 
a quandary — why us, and why 
now? 

A rebuilding season after the loss 
of six seniors to graduation has liter- 
ally become just that, but Dion is 
more than confident that this team 
will bounce back. She thinks a lot of 
teams will be surprised this season, 
thinking that UMass will not be as 


strong as they used to be. 

"I really feel like our team can 
overcome this adversity, and we have 
some great freshmen that have come 
in this year." Dion said. "The fresh 
men that we did get in, and the one* 
that came in healthy, are amazing. 
But I do hope that as the season goes 


on our team docs r/ci completely 
healthy. We have no choice. We have 
to overcome this." 

The ke> to thii leaton'i mccesi 

for Dion and the Minutewoinen will 
be how the team CM recovei from 
this injurious preseason, and then 
find a common identity on both com- 


petitive and personal bases. The 
golden load to NCAA success will be 

paved on how the) can come togeth- 
er, mikI as a unit, light oil Father 

Time. 

"As the season progresses, and 

we'll base lo live with each other lor 
si\ wceka on the road, then we'll 


reu'ily get to know a lot about each 
other.'' Dion s;ud. referring to the 
tact that UMass will only have two 
home games after Sept. 23. "We'll be 
in the NCAA's again. I know it. I 
have that feeling, and I have the 
utmost confidence in my team to pull 
through and do it." 



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plague the plains 

UMass topped Boston ColtogC 2 
in its opening game of the 
double-elimination regional, and then 
faced WAC Champion Colorado 
State. UMass outpla>ed the vaunted 
Rams, but would fall. Henderson was 
perfect until the sixth, when Colorado 
St. pushed across a pair of unearned 
runs, while UMass left nine runners on 
base in the game 

The Minute women were visiblj 
shaken b> the Ion-, as ihe\ prepared tor 
a loser's bracket rematch with the 
Eagles. Rain postponed the game a day. 
The depressed UMaM team now had a 
dav to forget the CSL loss, its first in 
12 games, and regain its eotnpotwe. 
but. it now had to sweep a tnnlehead 
er, beating BC once and CSL twice OB 
Sundav 

In the end. the postponement was a 
blessing. A box of rain eased the pain 
and now love would see them through. 
UMass busted loose for four runs in 
the first inning, en- route to eliminat- 
ing BC. and then topped CSU 3-1 to 
force a seventh game. UMass spotted 
the Rams a pair of unearned runs in 
the first, and CSU carried the 2-0 lead 
until the bottom of the seventh. 

UMass was 0-18 on the year when 
trailing in the seventh and the WCWS 
seemed light years away as the team'- 
-i\. -even and eight hitters prepared to 
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\\ ith tWO outs in the bottom of the 
eighth. Osier dropped a bloop tingle 
to left that plated Outridgc with the 
winning run. euphoricalK -ending 
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at middle linebacker 

To Samuel, the change will not 

affect hi- performance. 

■it - not that big of a difference 

tor me." Samuel said ot the switch. 
"I've played linebacker since high 
-chool at all three positions. I just 
want to try to contribute to the 
program HI) wav 1 can ." 

Dawson now brings speed to t he- 
defensive line. 

"I like it. Defensive end i- better 
for me." -aid Dawson, who will be 
joined by brother Matt on defense. 
"It give- me a chance to play with 
my brother. It makes the defense 
faster" 

The secondary will also have a 
new look. The lone returning 
starter is sophomore strong safetv 
lerard White. White recorded 52 
tackles and two interceptions as a 
freshman in 1^6. Senior Bryan 
Mooney, who missed last teison 
because of injury, is slated to man 
the free safety position. 

The eornerback positions are 
still up for grabs between Ben 
Scott. Mike Smith and Bryan King. 
Special teams is the least of 
UMass' worries. With junior 
punter Andy Maclay. best known 
for exploits on the basketball team, 
and kicker Matt Murphy returning, 
there should be no problem with 
who's starting there. 


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his first two years, 139 unassisted. 
He also has I 3 sacks, leading the 
team with six last year. 

"Khari has the ability to play at the 
next level." Hodges said. " Those guys 
look for two things: is he big and can 
he run? Well, he is big and he can 


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is production: does he make plays. 
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Washington No. 1 , Ron Dayne living large 


So I'm sitting on my dad's couch in 

beautiful Mcthucn on ;i liigid evening 

late last December watching the 

Holiday Bowl. (WCTY, the Thrifty Car 

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only one who 
thought these 
guys could make a 
serious run for the 

National 

Championship. 
When their leading rusher, who was 
only a sophomore, declared himself 
eligible for the NFL draft. I wasn't 
turned off, because I knew his back- 
up was just as good. 


Then I saw the schedule. A home 
dale with Nebraska in early 
September, a road game at BYU for 
the season opener, but an otherwise- 
easy schedule filled with Pacific-10 
creampuffs. 

I thought to myself. "They would 
have to start Bette Midler at tailback 
to avoid winning it all." 

But with Bette booked on an late 
fall tour, (tentatively titled Beaches 
Revisited). I felt confident enough to 
make the call. 

Congratulations, Washington, 
you're my pre-season No. 1 . 

The Huskies are jacked. They've 



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got five pre-season All- PAC 10 
starters on offense, and a deep 
defense, led by 1996 PAC- 10 Player 
of the Year |ason Chorale 
Sophomore sensation Brock Huard 
could be the best quarterback west of 
Peyton Manning, and tailback 
Rashan Shehee finally has the chance- 
to star with the defection of Corey 
Dillon to the pros. 

Overall, the Huskies return 16 
starters, and with a PAC- 10 that will 
be as weak as it's been in a while. 
Washington should cruise until the 
National Championship game. 

Of course, there are a lot of teams 
out there that could make a run at the 
big enchilada. Unfortunately for most 
of America, your Associated Press 
Top 25 poll lists them horribly 
wrong. Fortunately for you, you have 
me to set you straight. 

1 . Washington 

Will benefit from a soft schedule 
while the rest of the Top 10 beats up 
on itself back east. 

2. Florida 

Danny who? Florida just keeps 
reloading, and the Tennessee game is 
in Gainseville this time around, (as is 
the Florida St. game). 

3. Ohio Si. 

They're still the best in the 
Midwest, and Big TO passing leader 
Joe Germaine and super-soph Andy 
Katzenmoyer are back. 

4. Florida St. 

I'd just like you to know that 1 hate 
FSU. Thad Busby will not lead the 
Seminoles to the promised land, but 
neither will Dan Kendra. At least not 
this year. 

5. Tennessee 

Peyton Manning would have to be 
arraigned on assault charges to lose 
the Heisman this time. But he better 
beat Florida, or at least look pretty 
losing. 

6. Syracuse 

My sleeper. Donovan McNabb 
could very well be the most exciting 
player in the country, and they'll 
remember last year's awful start and 
hit the ground running. 

7. Penn St. 

They lost QB Wally Richardson 
That's a good thing. 

8. North Carolina 

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This campus just makes no sense 
at all. even for a senior, so if you're 
new in this neck of the woods forget 
it. There's a Dickinson House and a 
Dickinson Hall, and a French Hall 
right next to a Fernald Hall. I've even 
heard rumors there ^^^^^^^^^^ 
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past Northeast, but 
my cur usually runs out of gas before 
I get that far. Few things make sense 
around here, but the athletic scene 
can be mask-red easily enough. 

• How many schools can say that 
pound for pound the best team on 
campus is the men's water polo 
team, which has been to the last two 
final fours? Lt might sound like I'm 
also trying to convince you that 
Barbara Bush is Playboy's Miss 
October, but it's true. Hoops includ- 
ed, the rowdiest, drunkest crowds on 
campus aren't even on campus but at 
the Amherst College pool, where the 
team plays and the roof comes off. 

This, of course, is not to be con- 
fused with the women's soccer fans 
who bring maracas and sing through 
the games; or the fun-loving 
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the nation's best, and a frequent 
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Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 / Page SI 1 


atlantic 10 


college football 


continued from page S9 

natural for the cover of -their media 
guide to feature the theme "New 
Kids on the Block." Danny. Donny. 
|oey. Jordan and Mark were an 
instant NMCtM off the mean streets 
of Dorchester, but they burnt out. 
Hopefully Courtney, Emilic. lennifer, 
Lymarie and Rebecca will hang 
tough. 

• Hey fans, don't miss the football 
team play 1-AA power Delaware on 
Oct. 25 and remember to squint a 
little. Through blurry eyes (One Eyed 
lack will work even better) it will 
almost look like we're playing 
Michigan. Unfortunately, the only 
Wolverines coming to Amherst this 
fall are coming for women's soccer. 
UMass teams will also play 
Colorado. Penn State. UCLA. North 
Carolina. Clemson and others this 
fall, but none of them on the grid- 
iron. 

The Atlantic 10 was rated the sec- 
ond highest football conference last 
year for I-AA, and UMass' slate 
(which includes a Blue Hen team 
much tougher than its wimpy nick- 
name) is formidable... just relatively 
speaking. 

Under the direction of their third 
coach in three years, members of the 
field hockey team won't be able to 
slip up on the slick new Astroturf 
surface at Richard F. Garber Field. 
Like endings to old familiar songs. 
sometimes nothing remains the 
same. Pam Hixon has left to coach 
the U.S. National team, leaving the 
coaching reigns to her former player 
at both UMass and in the Olympics. 
Patty Shea. 

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replace the last year's top three play- 
ers. But. after 23 years on grass, the 
bastard child of field hockey playing 
surfaces, a long-awaited new field 
has renewed hopes. 

• lust get this straight. The 
Atlantic 10 Conference has 12 teams 
and hasn't had 10 teams since Penn 
State left in 1 99 1 . giving the Big Ten 
1 1 teams and the A- 10 nine. Then 
Rutgers and West Virginia left for the 
Big East and. if only for a moment, 
the A- 10 had seven teams. Soon 
though, five teams were added to 
give the league 12. 

The logic goes that the A- 10 wants 
some consistency in its name, but this 
theory' doesn't fly in all walks of life. 
Try convincing your parents that a 
string of C's on your report card are 
really B's, but the people in the regis- 
trar's office didn't feel like changing 
them. Didn't work did it? 

Anyway, the league had a chance 
to rectify the problem when it took 
over the Yankee Conference for foot- 
ball last winter, but that 12-team 
league will also be called the Atlantic 
10. That doesn't make sense since it's 
new and no precedent has been set, 
but it still beats anything called the 
Yankee Conference which is based 
in Richmond, Virginia. 

• If anyone loves the women's soc- 
cer schedule it's the folks at 
McGreggor Travel. Of course, if 
you're coach Jim Rudy, looking 
straight down the barrel of playing 
only two home games after Sept. 23, 
you just might pull that trigger, 
rather than face a hell worse than 
VHl's Partridge Family revival. 

Instead of Totman Field, the real 
new home of the Minutewomen is a 
U.S. Express bus and the Holiday 
Inn. Don't get too attached to people 
on the team, because you won't see 
much of them this fall. They'll be 
covering the whole alphabet: Athens, 
Georgia; Blacksburg, Virginia; 
Cincinnati. Ohio; Dallas, Texas etc. 

Of course, this will just be a 
warm-up for basketball for the 
McGreggor people. The Minutemen 
head to The Great Alaska Shootout, 
Fresno, Las Vegas, Kansas and other 


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continued from page S9 

If they can beat Florida St. in 
Chapel Hill, they'll be a lot higher 
than eight. 

9. Texas 

They're probably overrated, but 
whatever. Ricky Williams is one of 
the best players to ever come out of 
the Big 12. in it's oh-so storied two 
year existence. 

10. Nebraska, Miami, Colorado. 
Michigan and Notre Dame. 

It will be a miraculous tie, I swear. 
(Plus, I'll be covered because, hey, 
they were all my Top 10, you know?) 

Pre-Season Pimp Daddy of the Year 

The negative fog of the Schwag has 
been lifted, replaced by a year-long 
fiesta of pimpness, in the form of the 


Pimp Daddy of the Week. Now, 
pimpness has a lot more to do with 
"swaggah," as my childhood friends 
from Methuen would call it, than it 
does with production. 

Therefore, my Pimp Daddy is not 
Peyton Manning. Nice kid, but let's 
face it — if Manning went to UMass. 
he'd be the guy who nursed Cokes all 
night uptown and said things like, 
"Hey guys, you almost ready to go? I 
got class in the morning." 

Curtis Enis? Come on. he plays for 
Penn State |oe Palerno would rather 
have Wally Richardson back than 
have a player with personality. 

Ron Powlus? Are you kidding me? 
A lot of people point to the problems 
Powlus has had and say, "Man, he'll 


be awesome if he could just put it all 
behind him." But those people have it 
wrong. Ron has only one problem. 
He can't throw a football. 

Which leaves me with one choice. 
He's 5-foot- 10, 261 pounds and ran 
for over 1600 yards as a freshman. 

Yeah, he eats. • 

Wisconsin tailback Ron Daync is 
not only the best running back in 
America, but his embodiment of the 
"Pimp Daddy" essence made him the 
only choice, really. I'll just have to 
remember to get more bologna for 
the awards dinner. 

The "Hey, that's a big game" 

games... 

Sept. 20 Nebraska at Washington 


The Huskies' main obstacle to an 
undefeated season. Depending on 
how bad Nebraska loses, (oh. and 
they'll lose), this game could serve as 
a symbol of the passing of college 
football power, a process that Texas 
started in the Big 12 Championship 
game last year. 

Nov. 8 Florida St. at North Carolina 
This could be the year that FSU 
loses its first Atlantic Coast 
Conference Championship. 

Remember. North Carolina lost only 
1 3-0 to the Seminoles in Tallahassee 
last season. 


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1997 Massachusetts Football Schedule 


Aug. 30 Richmond 1 :00 p.m. 

Sept. 13 at Maine 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 20 at James Madison 6:00 p.m. 

Sept. 27 Rhode Island (Homecoming) 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 4 New Hampshire 12:00 p.m. 

Oct. 1 1 at Villanova 1:00 p.m. 

Oct. 18 at Buffalo 1:30 p.m. 

Oct. 25 Delaware 1:00 p.m. 

Nov. 1 Hofstra 12:30 p.m. 

Nov. 8 at Boston University 1:00 p.m. 

Nov. 15 Connecticut 12:30 p.m. 


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right off the bat this gnrap has got together, and got 
along. I don't think we will experience any of the prob- 
lems we had with some of the players last year. 

"We had a lot of ego problems, and a lot of extraneous 
problems off the field. It's difficult, because some of that 
stuff carries over onto the field." 

Those extraneous problems did carry over onto the 
field last season, as a preseason ranking of No. 20 ush- 
ered in high expectations for the Minutemen. After a 1-1 
tie with perennial powerhouse Duke in an exhibition 
match at Szot Park in Chicopee, those expectations 
looked to be valid. 

However, after a disappointing campaign that saw 
UMass fail to qualify for the Atlantic 10 tournament, 
Butler looks forward to looking at the top from a more 
sane angle. 

"Since we didn't do well last year, we're kind of like 


the underdogs," Butler said. "Everyone knows how good 
UMass can play, but we're approaching it from a whole 
new perspective. Its much easier to play without those 
huge expectations." 

Butler's final wish in a Minuteman uniform is to make- 
it to the NCAA Tournament, and UMass has been one- 
step away with two losses in the A -10 championship 
game in the past three years. The senior forward wants 
to end this year with not one championship under his 
belt, but two. 

"It's a possibility, and with that in perspective, I 
would love to make it into the [NCAA1 Tournament," 
Butler said. "But, first we have to win the A-IO 
Championship, and I think we have the team to do it. 
It's not going to be a cake walk, and I'm glad that it's 
not, because we need to play these top teams to be ready 
for the postseason." 


continued from page S10 
Sept. 20 Tennessee at Florida 

This is the game Peyton stayed for. 
But Florida still has the firepower, 
und with a National Championship 
bid a real possibilit> lor the winner 
look for the defending champs to play 
like it. 

Nov. 22 Ohio State at Michigan 

The Buckeyes just can't seem to 
shake the curse of the Maize and 
Blue, but with a Rose Bowl bid 
almost definitely on the line, they bet- 
ter forget about it and play. Once 
again, National Championship ramifi- 
cations abound. 


Oct 4 Miami at Florida St. 

After some WWI of struggle. Miami 
should be ready to nuke ;i run again. 
II the) can get past the Seminole-, in 
Tallahassee, there will be an Alliance 
slot with their nume written on it. 

I have to My, It'l nice to be back I 

love the optimism of early September, 
when everything il new again, and no 
one has lost too much money on the 
games yet. It there WSJ ever I time to 
kick back and watch some lootball. 
it'l these next two weeks. So party 
on, my little "pimp daddies." 

I.ukc Meredith it u Collegian 
columnist. 


Nolan, Paciorek lead young Minutewomen into '97 


By Leigh Torbin 

Collegian Staff 


Head Coach Bonnie Kenny and 
her top Massachusetts volleyball 
players were hardly the most sought 
after interviews as the team con- 
cluded its preseason training last 
week. 

The smart writers were flocking 
to talk with Katie VanEarden, 
arguably the busiest trainer on cam- 
pus. Kenny only had seven players 
healthy enough to play in Friday 
night's season opener against 
Northeastern, and not all of them at 
100-percent. 

Thankfully, Kenny will have a 
pair of seniors to call upon for guid- 
ance with her young club this sea- 
son. Lesley Nolan and Michelle 
Paciorek will be called upon to lead 
by example in 1997. 

Nolan is a devastating outside hit- 
ter, a three-year starter, and only 
the second Minutewoman to record 
over 1,000 career kills and digs. 
Paciorek, a 6-0 middle blocker 
from Sunderland, already holds the 
school's career blocks record (309) 
and is the team's most experienced 


player with 108 matches played. 

"They will be held accountable 
for setting the tone and holding up 
the discipline aspect of the pro- 
gram," Kenny said of her seniors. 
"They need to make the freshmen 
aware of what's expected of them, 
since they know what it takes. 
These freshmen have the potential 
to realize what it takes." 

UMass won't have a big, physical 
team this year, which will place a 
lot of the offensive focus on having 
a diverse means of attack. The set- 
ter is responsible for that, and 
freshman lennifer Drennan will lead 
the UMass attack. 

" jenny's a step above any setter 
we've had here, but it will take time 
for her to get used to running our 
offense," Kenny said. "We can't 
afford to redshirt her so she can 
learn it, but this chance to get some 
experience under her belt is also 
valuable." 

The Long Beach native will be 
tested early and often, as Kenny has 
assembled an ominous schedule for 
her squad. The team is off to Loyola 
Marymount this weekend, a home- 
coming trip for the teams' five 


California residents, four of them 
coming from Greater-Los Angeles. 
There, the Minutewomen will face 
No. 12 UC-Santa Barbara and the 
host No. 16 Lions. 

Next weekend UMass faces No. 2 
Penn State. The Lady Lions have 
already announced their national 
championship contention this year 
with a three-game crushing of the 
defending champion Stanford 
Cardinal (15-8, 15-13, 15-10). 

One of the team's biggest hurdles 
in its quest to claim the Atlantic 10 
Championship will be replacing 
senior Dionne Nash, the program's 
heart and soul and holder of 1 3 
school records. UMass will sorely 


miss the outside hitter's on-court 
presence where she dominated and 
was eager to deliver a fatal, 
game-ending blow with her lethal 
spike. Invitations have been extend- 
ed to all team members to fill the 
role. 

"We don't have a terminator like 
Dionne." Kenny said. "We need 
someone to step up — someone 
who wants the ball when it's 13-13 
in the fifth game. Someone who 
wants to terminate a rally and not 
just keep the rally going. That per- 
son hasn't been established yet. No 
one has taken it on." 

In addition to its seniors, UMass 
features a strong core of three 


sophomores, who will be increas- 
ingly called upon. 

[ill Meyeri was an All-Atlantic 10 
pick last year, the onlj freshman on 

the team, and will be looked to as a 
go-to player for UMass. Kari 
Hogancamp made an immediate- 
impact as a true lieshman in 1996 
and will be used as an outside hit- 
ter, and also be called upon to quar- 
terback the team's offense on occa- 
sion as a setter. Sarah Watters is 
coming off an ankle injury that lim- 
ited her to just 3.1 innings pitched 
for the soltball team in the spring, 
hut should return to the form that 
saw her start the last 16 matches 
and average 2.35 kills-per-game. 


■ atlantic 10 

continued from page S10 
distant locales this winter in 
their annual pursuit of an 
impossible non-conference 
slate. 

• Sugar Ray Leonard, the 
Rolling Stones and Ross Perot 
combined don't have a thing on 
softball coach Elaine Sortino. 
Two years ago, the winningest 
coach in UMass history, tearful- 
ly resigned to focus on her 
dutit"- as the athletic depart- 
ment's Senior Women's 
Administrator. She was parad- 
ed through a whole farewell 
tour, and saw her career sup- 
posedly end disappointingly in 
the NCAA Regionals. 

Stunning many alter the trib- 
ute, she returned last August 
for one final year as a coach. 
She went through the whole 
farewell thing again this year 
and her emotional team took 
her to the College World 
Series. Then, lo and behold, 
this summer's nation-wide 
search for a coach found that 
the best woman for the job was 
Elaine Sortino, who will begin 
her third stint as head coach to 
the elation of her players. , 

Posting a 565-267-3 record 
in a coaching career that spans 
back to when disco was popular 
the first time, Sortino will stay 
on full-time, or so she says. 

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Aug. 30 Mercer 1:00 p.m. 

Indiana 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 5 UC-Santa Barbara 5:00 p.m. 

Sept. 6 Loyola Marymount 1 2:00 p.m. 

Sept. 6 Duke 5:00 p.m. 

Sept. 12 UNC-Asheville 5:00 p.m. 

Sept. 13 West Virginia 1:00 p.m. 

Sept. 13 Penn State 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 19 Dayton 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 20 Xavier 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 26 at St. Bonaventure 7:00 p.m. 

Sept. 27 at Duquesne 7:00 p.m. 

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Pointing the generational finger 


The big picture 


Humphrey brown III 


To this day I still remember the wave of shock and dis- 
belief I felt when 1 first heard the news. I was at the 
Collegian, in the Campus Center basement, scrolling 
through screen after screen of Associated Press stories, 
when I finally found what I had been looking for. but real- 
ly never wanted to find. 

The headline read something like, "Gangster Rapper, 
Notorious B.I.G., slain in California Shooting." The story 
that followed was even colder than its headline, but the 
message was clear. 

The Hip- Hop Generation had taken another one of its 
own. 

To many of us, the music we use to define ourselves 
(hip-hop) is 
more precious 
than life itself. 
This may also be 
part of the prob- 
lem, but it's ~~ 

what's real nonetheless. Hip- hop is our life's blood. It's 
what gets us up in the morning and puts us to sleep at 
night. We hear it on the way to class, on the way to work, 
and for some of us, on our way to church (i.e. the hugely 
played-out "Stomp"). 

To be a part of this generation, you have to be about 
more than phat gear and an extensive knowledge of street 
lingo (the so-called and dreaded "Ebonics"). The young 
men and women of this generation are bold, brash and 
not afraid to speak their minds. We're a generation that 
doesn't remember much about Vietnam (if we were even 
alive when it was going on) and we still don't understand 
all the hype over Elvis or the Beatles. 

Despite our youth, we have deceptively old minds. 
We're well aware of the power of money and the evils it 
brings, but we also know you can't get anywhere without 
it; so we peruse it with great zeal and fervor. We're all 
about the Benjamins and we don't want to wait for our 
cut of the pie. Say what you will about our sense of fash- 
ion, but you have to admire our drive. 

We are a safe sex-conscious bunch who don't always 
practice what we preach, but we aren't exactly Baby 
Boomers either. We're too smart to do crack, but not that 
bright when it comes to cigarettes. You can't get us to 
accept the police as our friends, nor do we put faith in our 
reigning government, but we rocked the hell out of the 
vote these past elections. 

Even with having to deal with inner city drug problems, 
the rapid spread of AIDS and growing up in single parent 
households (usually at or below lower middle class status) 
we've managed to get into college and make a few power 
moves here and there. There are young blacks moving 
their way up the corporate ladder and doing it with a real- 
ness that has never been witnessed before. Being a success 
no longer requires becoming a "sell out." You can keep it 
real and still make the papers. Just ask Puffy. 

There are a million and one great things about this gen- 
eration of young black men and women that makes it so 


unique, distinguished and captivating, but you're not 
going to hear much about that stuff. 

When Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were killed, the 
hip hop generation came under more fire than it ever had. 
It was as if everyone and anyone who wasn't down with 
us read the headlines, shook their heads and said, "I told 
you so." 

Most black people from our parents' generation kind of 
threw up their hands and gave up on us. Sure, they made 
it good for themselves and worked their way out of the 
ghettos and low budget housing into middle class nirvana, 
but we had become the generation that everybody feared. 
The generation that nobody could do anything for was so 
out of control that it was taking out 
their own. 

In the eyes of older generations, we 
are merely a product of the society in 
which we were raised. In the eyes of 
many of our parent's generation, we are 
the products of our own destruction. They made it great 
for us when they marched with Martin Luther King |r. 
and got us into white schools. Now, we're expected to 
take our people into the promised land. 

We carry the dreams and aspirations of an entire nation 
on our shoulders, but no one seems to understand. 

We are supposed to be the ones who have it easy. We 
are the ones who supposedly have all the advantages our 
parents didn't have, but we're screwing it up. We are a 
lost generation. 

If you believe that ideology or follow that kind of 
thought, then the fate of an entire black nation is doomed. 
It seems as if the generation gap between us and our par- 
ents just gets wider and wider. The problem doesn't lie in 
the changing of times, but in the separation of minds. 

We are severely misunderstood and underestimated. 
There are those who think that we don't care and those 
who think that we are only concerned with ourselves. 
We are a young nation of great potential and intelligent 
minds, but potential is nothing without direction and 
guidance. Of course, we don't make it any better for 
ourselves when we don't treat one another with the 
respect each other deserves. The extremes of those 
actions make the news and headlines faster than we can 
count them. 

There is a lot of work to be done, and we are taking 
steps in the right direction, but one thing we can't afford 
to do is let the few derail the many. Like any generation, 
we have our faults and bad seeds, but don't think for a 
minute that we aren't for real. We are as real as it gets, 
good or bad. 

What we need is some acceptance, a little guidance and 
we'll take care of the rest. Burning us for problems we 
didn't start is like punishing the son for the sins of the 
father. We didn't ask to grow up in a society where the 
lines between righteousness and evil are constantly 
blurred, but we'll take it. 

Humphrey brown III is a Collegian columnist. 


Three weeks ago in New York 
City, the notorious New York City 
Police Department committed yet 
another act of viciousness against 
the very citizens it is supposed to 
serve and protect. 

Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, 
the victim, was arrested during a 
brawl at a 
party. He 

assaulted a cop 
before he was 
apprehended. 
En route, the 
arresting officers beat Louima to 
teach him that this is what happens 
to anyone who assaults a cop. 

Now, this part of the incident 
didn't surprise me. Although it was 
police brutality for the officers to 
retaliate, anyone stupid enough to 
hit a cop is going to get dealt with. 
But upon arriving at the police sta- 
tion, the officers sunk to new and 
gruesome depths of cruelty. 

Louima was beaten and sodom- 
ized with a plunger stick, and then 
suffered the humiliation of being 
dragged around with his pants 
down. He sustained severe internal 


bleeding. 

Days after, all the Haitians in the 
Flatbush community organized a 
huge rally that stretched all the way 
to the Brooklyn Bridge. At first, 
many people viewed it as a Haitian 
problem. But soon blacks from 
other communities joined, making it 


Gregory H. Casimir 


an even bigger rally. The city viewed 
it as another black problem. 
However, when Latinos, lews and 
whites joined the rally, Mayor 
Rudolph Gulliani and the other city 
officials realized that they just had a 
problem. That's the bottom line. 

What happened to Louima wasn't 
just an unspeakable act against a 
black man; it was one against anoth- 
er human being. Although it seems 
quite typical in American society for 
an act of police violence to be per- 
petrated against a black man, this 
doesn't mean that it only affects 
black people. Any time an individ- 


ual has his or her rights infrinfjsd 
upon, it affects all of us as a people. 

If we start getting apathetic when 
something affects everyone else 
except our group, then slowly but 
steadily there will be no one left to 
help us when our own group gets 
into trouble. It was the combination 
of different people getting involved 
that was instrumental in forcing the 
city of New York to act as quickly 
as it did. 

In being a diverse body of stu- 
dents, we should embrace and cele- 
brate our cultures and within our 
own groups and share them with 
others. Yet at the same time, we 
should also cherish our siliarities; 
taking pride in those things that 
unite us all as just students, regard- 
less of our color, race, creed, or dis- 
abilities (apparent or otherwise). 

Like fingers on a hand, we can 
strike a powerful blow when joined 
together than we can apart. In the 
long run, the only race that matters 
is the human race. That's the bigger 
picture. 

Gregory H. Casimir is a Collegian 
columnist. 


One Time For the Mind 


Is it a black thing? 


I recently attended a gathering with 
a group of friends in which, through- 
out the course of a conversation with a 
casual acquaintance I was asked what 
the highlight of my summer was. My 
response was the vacation I took to 
Martha's Vineyard in a little place situ- 
ated along the marina. Immediately, 
this person's face turned up and then 
with an instantaneous snippy tone 
remarked. "So you are one of those 
folks who doesn't act black." 

Sad to say, this is not the first time I 
have been the recipient of this sort of 
statement, not that it has been the first 
time I have heard it about some of my 
other brothers and sisters; some of 
whom I've personally known and oth- 
ers with whom I've never met. This 
reply lead me to embark on a serious 
mission on which I was determined to 
decipher what 


another? By making the statement that 
a person is not acting black, in essence, 
what we are saying is that we feel a 
person is not acting in the manner in 
which they have been stereotyped by 
society. A perfect example of this is 
"The Cosby Show," which successfully 
boosted NBC's ratings, making it the 
most watched show at the Thursday 
time slot. The show depicted a doctor 
and a lawyer, both very well educated 
— the parents of five intelligent, well 
behaved black children. Despite the 
success of this show, many complained 
that it was not realistic and that black 
people didn't act this way or live that 
way. This is hardly the case. 

I find no reason why black people 
cannot enjoy themselves on Martha 
Vineyard among white people and still 
maintain their cultural identity. 1 see 
no reason 


Mdlicent Jackson 


it exactly 
meant for a 
person to act 
black. What 
would one 

deem appropriate behavior for a per- 
son of color? I wasn't aware their were 
some sort of guidelines. The last time 1 
looked in the mirror the reflection that 
I found looking me back was that of a 
black woman. 

Choosing not to engage myself in a 
never-ending debate about what the 
meaning of acting black was, I simply 
responded by saying that the Vineyard 
is a place that I have frequented for the 
last few summers because of its beauti- 
ful scenery, convenient location and 
excellent networking opportunities. 

Webster's Dictionary defines the 
word act as something done, a deed, 
behave. This definition leads me back 
to the pressing question, "What is act- 
ing black?" It is my belief the negative 
stereotypes the media has chosen to 
portray African-Americans in, 
throughout the years, are the primary 
root from which the problem stems. 

It is very evident the images por- 
trayed were of a people who came 
from uneducated poor backgrounds. 
We were not well read or traveled and 
any of us who were fortunate enough 
to have received an education were the 
exception, rather than the rule. We 
had rhythm and we could cook. We 
excelled at sports. Seemingly, because 
we were exposed to such images, over 
a period of time we subconsciously 
began to internalize these messages 
and adopt them as our own. This may 
or may not be the answer, but where 
else could this term "acting black" 
come from? 

As a people we are offended (and 
justifiably so) when a person outside of 
our race categorizes us as being 
thieves, uneducated, without class; yet 
isn't that what we are saying to one 


why we 
cannot be 
well read, 
well 
informed 
on various social issues and still be 
regarded as claiming our ethnicity. 
Yes, many would say that this is not 
what they mean, but this is what 
comes out of their mouth. It is a total 
contradiction. 

I was raised by a father who is from 
the inner city streets of Newark, N.I. 
My father was one of seven children 
who lived in the projects and slept 
with his two other brothers in a bed. 
He played basketball on courts where 
glass occupied more space than the 
pavement and drunks and homeless 
people were the spectators. My moth- 
er, on the other hand, was laised in a 
big house surrounded by a picket fence 
in Upstate New York. She had a big 
back yard in which to play where there 
was a flower garden and luscious 
green grass. She ice skated in the win- 
ter and took tap dance and ballet 
lessons throughout the week. Both of 
my parents went on to pursue their 
educations at a black institution. My 
mother went on to open her own busi- 
ness, as my father has gone on to 
become the founder of his own highly 
successful, non-profit organization. 
Some could easily reason that my 
mother could not be considered black 
enough, yet my father nor anyone else 
in my family has ever questioned her 
identity. My father loves her no less, 
nor does she love him any less because 
of their very different upbringing. 

1 was raised in a home where 1 was 
exposed to a wealth of music, litera- 
ture and food, from black, hispanic 
and white cultures. 1 was educated 
thoroughly on the cause that Dr. 
Martin Luther King fought for. but I 
was also made aware that he believed 
we were all equal, black and white and 


black and black. I knew about the 
courageous acts of Rosa Parks and 
what Malcolm X stood for. I was also 
aware that not all white people 
approved of segregation. 1 was taught 
to say please and thank you. I was 
taught that all people should be judged 
by the content of their character and 
not by the color of their skin. I was 
taught that there are no greater than or 
less than signs after any of our names 
in this mathematical equation of life, 
simply equal. 

My upbringing has enabled me to 
come make friends from all walks of 
life. Some of these friends were raised 
in black communities, mixed commu- 
nities and attended prestigious white 
institutions as well as prestigious black 
institutions. Some have traveled to 
Africa seen the pyramids of Egypt, 
dined in the cafes of Paris, while others 
have never been outside of their com- 
munity. None of this makes one more 
black or less black than the other, sim- 
ply by having different circumstances. 

It is my belief that instead of 
addressing the term "acting black" we 
should concentrate on the content of 
one's character. A black person who 
has a certain manner of speaking, or 
certain preference as to where they 
choose to live or what institution of 
higher learning they pursue their edu- 
cation at should not be cast as not act- 
ing black. Chances are that a person 
who has these preferences would have 
these same preferences regardless of 
their color. There are also issues of self 
esteem that come into play and 
upbringing. Few of us are trained psy- 
chologists, therefore it is not our job to 
analyze what a person's problem is. if 
in fact they have one at all. 

Talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey, a 
woman whom I hold in very high 
regard and consider to be an excellent 
role model recently replied to a com- 
ment made about her in regards to her 
acting white. Winfrey's response was it 
saddened her to hear such negativity. 
Winfrey has struggled throughout her 
entire life — having been raised by her 
grandmother, she was impoverished, 
raped as a teenager, pregnant and 
overcame a drug problem — until 
recently when she has been able to 
affect people, all people, both black 
and white on a larger scale. Winfrey 
makes it very clear that her mission as 
a communicator is to give her public a 
positive message. Winfrey knows what 
it is firsthand to be overweight, black, 
struggling, impoverished, discriminat- 
ed against as well as shunned. She has 
been all of these, fortunately now is 
her time to give back. Due to her pro- 
duction studio and a love for literature 
not only has she been able to spawn a 
new readership in the publishing 
world, but she is putting the works of 


"Perhaps most discouraging has been the high 
drop-out rate for African-American college students: 
Those who do not finish college within six years is 
62%, compared with a national dropout rate of 41%" 
— American Council on Education, 1995-1996 

Looking at these statistics allows us to realize the 
significance of education for African-American stu- 
dents. 

What do these statistics prove? For starters it is 
important to recognize causal factors that may have not 
been included for these findings. 

Financial aid is what the majority of minorities use 
to help with the heavy burden of paying tuition. 

African-Americans realize that, financially, the bur- 
sar's bill is the first priority that needs to be taken care 
of. A simple call to Mom or Dad on the phone will not 
clear the bill. Neither will going to CEEBMS 
(Collegiate Comm. for Education of Black and other 
Minority Students) for questions about financial aid 
(after awards have been given out) speed up the 
process. 

Deadlines from the bursar's office, time constraints 
and actual processing of financial aid can distract stu- 
dents. Knowing that you have , ■ ■ ,. 
an outstanding bill and can be 
administratively withdrawn 
from the University at anytime 
can be discouraging. ' 

Whether this was included in 
The American Council's study on the high drop out 
rate of African-American students, is questionable. 

Having been a part of the Metco program, which 
busses city children to suburban schools, one can 
observe some reasons other than capability that my 
academics were hindered. 

As a fourth grader entering the program, I was 
stunned on my first day of arrival. Realizing I was the 
only one out of two black students in my class, ! cried 
to my teacher, "Where are all of the black people?" 

I could not run to the corner store during recess and 
get an "ley" with my girls like I normally would. 
Instead. I was running to the nurse's office to get fluo- 
ride. That was something we never did in the city 
school I used to attend. 

I couldn't play hair salon any more, because every- 
one in my new school was too busy wondering why I 
used so much grease in my hair. 

Then I had to sit next to this white boy my age, who 
kept asking me if I was outside in my neighborhood the 
day someone in the city got killed by a gang. 

So, before I had a chance to adjust as a student, I 
adjusted as a target — someone who always had to be 
ready to answer many of the ignorant questions of my 
peers. For many of them, they didn't know any better, 
but unfortunately I lost my inner motivation to suc- 
ceed. 

I figured that if I messed up then that would be 
another negative mark on my list of being a poorly 
educated student from the city. 

Instead of raising my hand to answer questions, I 
answered the questions in my head. 

Feelings of being a target rather than an average 
student, pose a threat towards a students academic 
achievements. The chance of being overly criticized 
and singled out is another way a student can feel in a 
classroom setting. 

Claude M. Steele's theory of "stereotype threat" is 
described as a hostile environment created when a 
false perception hinders a student from concentrating 


on the motives of the class. 

His theory allowed me to observe the way I 
removed myself from the domain of the classroom by 
not participating, and losing self confidence in the 
class. Dealing with the stereotypes that being in the 
classroom allowed me to experience distracted me. 

Steele observed, when compared, that black and 
white students (even though they may have the same 
equal education) show a major gap in grade results. 

Placement exams, which can become very competi- 
tive, have allowed many educational observers to 
question the gap of academic scores when 
African-Americans and white students are compared. 

Using my personal experience as a fourth grader in 
a suburban school, a good example of how the place- 
ment exam affected me is evident. At the end of the 
year when I took the math placement exam. I scored 
23 wrong out of 25. 

Due to the fact that the teachers knew I was capa- 
ble of scoring better, they allowed me to retake the 
exam. 

Taking the exam alone with my Metco advisor in 
her office, 1 felt no pressure. I also felt no threat of 

not performing as well as 


AllanaE. Todman 


my other classmates. Since 
I knew that my advisor did 
not question my capability 
to perform high scores aca- 
demically. I had complete 
concentration while taking my exam. 

Receiving a B on the retake of the exam, the teach- 
ers could not understand why I scored better taking 
the exam in my advisor's office. Why I would be dis- 
tracted in a classroom where the rest of the students 
silently took the exam, was a wonder to them. 

"One must surely turn first to social structure: lim- 
its on educational access that have been imposed on 
these groups by socio-economic disadvantage, segre- 
gating social practices, and restrictive cultural orien- 
tations, limits of both historical and ongoing effect... 
should make it more difficult to identify with academ- 
ic domains," Steele wrote. 

Like my fourth grade teacher, many other people in 
the educational field ask similar questions to prob- 
lems that were like mine. To answer these questions. 
Steele gives more factors in the statement that many 
can consider in answering theses questions. 

Part of the reason for my scoring low was due to 
my lack of motivation. I figured that if I messed up 
then that would be another aspect of being a poor 
educated student from the city. 

After being in the program for years. I realized that 
the threats that existed within my classroom setting of 
mostly white students did not have to hinder me from 
performing as well as they did. It was all about choos- 
ing not to allow the stigmatism to academically affect 
me. 

Though I'm in college, these threats still come out 
every now and then. 

Overall it is important to acknowledge that they do 
exist. In observing the different threats that may hin- 
der minority students, it is clear that being lazy is not 
the primary reason for African-Americans dropping 
out of school. Though the financial burden is fre- 
quently a factor, motivation to compete academically 
is another important factor not discussed as much. 

This has been One Time for the Mind showing you 
how the threat that hinders intellect affects us all. 

Allana E. Todman is a Collegian columnist. 


black authors on the big screen. The 
works of Toni Morrison, Zora Neale 
Hurston and Dorothy West of the 
Harlem Renaissance are a few of the 
projects she has in mind. 

At this diverse college campus 
which we are affiliated with in one way 
or another, we have a multiplicity of 
African American men and women 
who are doing very positive things for 
the University, as well as the communi- 
ty. Since our primary objective here is 
to better ourselves and make the most 
out of our education, why waste 
unnecessary energy with one's actions? 
Aside from expanding our minds, if we 
have to be concerned with people's 
actions, let it be on their character. Let 
each one be given a chance to prove 
him or herself. Let's try to steer clear 
of dwelling on the fact that this area 
may not meet your standards of what 
you feel is appropriate minority popu- 
lation. Instead look at the flip-side of 
the coin and view this as an opportuni- 


ty to be exposed to dealing with vari- 
ous people, which will better equip you 
to deal with life once you graduate and 
move on to the next stage of your life. 
More times than not, we will find our- 
selves in a situation where we are not 
going to be the majority. Can you deal 
with that? In order to make it any- 
where you must have good communi- 
cation skills, and not just in a black 
environment. 

My primary concern with a view to 
my education is to write, no to write 
per se for an all-black audience or for 
an all-white audience, but to write and 
be heard. 1 write to invoke thought and 
to generate some sort of emotion, 
whether it be good or bad or undecid- 
ed. Hopefully it is the first of the three. 

As I look forward to vacationing 
back on the Vineyard next summer. I 
hope that my goal has been accom- 
plished. 

Millicent Jackson is a Collegian 
columnist. 


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Page 12 / Back to School Issue, Fall 1997 


THE MASSACHUSETPS DAILY ( Ol .1 F.CilAN 


Campus Police Log 


Accident Personal Injury 

lime 1 

A pedestrian, Elizette Varela, 
23. of 363 Albany St., Boston 
was struck by a vehicle on 
Campus Center Way. She was 
transported to Cooley Dickinson 
Hospital in Northampton, where 
she treated and released. 

Accident — Property Damage 

I uly 25 

A vehicle traveling north on 
University Drive attempted to 
turn into parking lot 22 when it 
collided with a southbound vehi- 
cle. Two individuals were injured 
and transported to Cooley 
Dickinson Hospital. The accident 
is under investigation. 
Aug. 7 

A vehicle crossing parking lot 
1 1 struck a divider on Stadium 
Drive. 

Alarm — Fire 

lime 10 

A small fire in Goesmann labo- 
ratory was extinguished by 
Amherst fire Department and 
Environmental Health and Safety. 

Animal Complaint 

May 14 

An individual reported a horse 
loose on Orchard Hill Diive. 
June 18 

A baby raccoon was stuck in a 
barrel by Hampshire House. 
July 22 

individuals reported a bat in 
Pierpont Residence Hall. 
July 25 

Environmental Police were 


notified of a large owl stuck in a 
soccer net near Stadium Drive. 
The owl was extricated. 
Aug. 6 

An individual reported that 
there was a goose with broken 
wings in the Campus Pond. 

Annoying Behavior 

May 20 

A bus driver reported two indi- 
viduals rolled a tire into the road- 
way, striking the bus and a car. 
July 2 

An individual reported harass- 
ment from another individual at 
Lincoln Apartments. 
July 4 

An individual in costume was 
demonstrating near the Mullins 
Center. 

Annoying Telephone Calls 

Aug. 18 

There was a report of children 
playing with a telephone in North 
Village Apartments. 

Assist Agency 
Aug. 8 

The UMass Police Department 
assisted the Amherst Police 
Department with a state vehicle 
accident. 

Burglary/Breaking and Entering 

July 22 

A laptop computer was stolen 
from an office in the Mullins 
Center. 

Disturbance 

May 76 

Residential Staff requested 


.instance with individuals using 
water guns on the 1 5th floor of 
Washington Residence Hall. 

Family Offenses, Domestics 
July 18 

A judge issued an emergency 
restraining order for an individual 
in Lincoln Apartments. 

Hazardous Materials/ Spills 

Aug. 18 

A gas leak was repaired at the 
PVTA bus facility. 
Aug. 19 

There was a minor oil spill on 
Commonwealth Avenue. 

Environmental Health and Safety 
was called to help clean up the 
area. 

Health/Saferv Hazard 

July 2 

A box of road flares was 
removed from parking lot 79 on 
North Pleasant Street. 

Environmental Health and 
Safety was notified to check on 
two barrels of material in Paige 
Laboratory. 
July 4 

A barricade was put up around 
a large hole on Stadium Drive. 
July 8 

An individual reported an open 
manhole on Stockbridge Road. 
July 1 1 

Environmental Health and 
Safety assisted Amherst Fire 
Department extinguished a fire in 
a container outside of the 
Recycling Facility on Tillson 
Farm Road. 
Aug. 12 


An individual reported that the 
lights outside of Melville 
Residence Hall were not working. 
Aug. 15 

There was a report of a gas can 
left in the crosswalk near the 
Newman Center. 

Larceny 

May 20 

Cash was stolen from a drawer 
in the pool room in the Campus 
Center. 
May 21 

Packages delivered to the 
Cluster Office in Baker Residence 
Hall were reported stolen. 
May 22 

An individual reported clothing 
and personal property stolen from 
his room in |ohn Quincy Adams 
Residence Hall. 

An individual reported his wal- 
let and credit cards stolen from 
his room in Pierpont Residence 
Hall. 
June 3 

Telephones were reported 
stolen from an office in the 
Morrill Science Building. 
June 26 








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Three fans were stolen from 
Stockbridge Hall. 
luh 4 

UMPD stopped an attempted 
theft of a TV/VCR in Herter Hall. 
luly 5 

A bicycle was reported stolen 
from the Campus Center. 
July 1 I 

A duffel bag and calculator was 
stolen from a sidewalk area near 
Leach Residence Hall. 

A laptop was stolen from a 
vehicle parked in the Campus 
Center Garage 
luly 12 

An individual in the Campus 
Center reported a fanny pack con- 
taining a camera stolen. 

Suspicious Person/ Activity 
June 25 

Kevin |. Smith. 41, of 86 
Prospect St., laffrey, N.H. was 
arrested in the Campus Center for 
trespassing. 

Traffic Stop 

lime 2b 

Ryan E. Curtis. 19, of 9 
Thorton St.. Greenville, R.I., was 


arrested on North Pleasant Street 
for operating a motor vehicle with 
a suspended license and for 
speeding 42 miles per hour in a 
posted 25 miles per hour. 
July 10 

Patricia A. Ocicki. 44. of 128 
Rocky Hill Rd.. Hadley, was 
arrested for operating a motor 
vehicle under the influence of 
alcohol and drugs. 
luly 15 

Sanford R. lones, 26, of of 58 
Hubbardston Rd., Templeton, 
was arrested for operational a 
motor vehicle with a defective 
front light and expired license. 


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SGA proposes to increase Dean of Students* efficiency 

$13.2 million budget increase from legislature University system budget increased by state; 
allows for changes in UMass disciplinary system Chancellor to put funds to work for students 


By Jonathan Liberty 

Collegian Staff 


In m iitiempi to increase the effectiveness ul the Dean 
of Students Office and to revamp the disciplinary system, 
the University of Massachusetts Student Government 
Association (SGA) has t mrtpd and submitted a proposal 
to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Robinson and 
Chancellor David K. Scott. 

A financial spark 

Due to a seven percent, or $13.2 million, increase in 
the University budget which came from the state legisla 
ture in luly, the SGA decided to create a proposal which 
would be feasible due to these new funds. 

"Once we knew the University received the increase, we 
knew we could make a proposal, but we had to decide 
what was the best target," SGA President Lia Wong said. 

Wong, along with fellow student lead- — ml ^^ m m ^^ m ^ 
cis. Speaker of the Senate Peter 
Kilbourne, Student Trustee Brian Tirrell 
and lason Vecchio. Student Coordinator 
of the Student Center for Education. 
Research and Advocacy (SCF.RA) 
worked on a proposal which would essentially separate 
the Dean of Students Office into two offices while 
appointing new administrative advocates into these 
offices. 


News Analysis 


The proposal 

Part 1: student affairs 

"We'd like to see Student Affairs be more effective in 
dealing with the everyday problems of students," Vecchio 
said. "There needs to be some real changes made, and the 
proposal really gets to the heart of the problem." 

"We're unsatisfied with the treatment of students in 
Whitmore," Tirrell said. "Finding an administrative advo- 
cate in Whitmore is extremely difficult for the average stu- 
dent. We need an office that is always open to students." 

In order to create that office, the proposal would 
appoint Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 
Ricardo Townes as the Dean of Students/Associate Vice 
Chancellor for Student Affaii v 

"We asked ourselves, who could be a tremendous stu- 
dent- friendly advocate? A few names came up. but Ric 
was our choice," Tirrell said. 

Concerning Townes. the proposal reads, "Townes has 
20 year* of multi-faceted, progressive experience in stu- 
dent affairs administration... lie is great on student-stu- 
dent and administration-student relations." 

"With Ric as a Dean, new lines of communication will 
be opened between students and the administration." 
Tirrell said. "With more communication we can ■void 
future incidents like the Goodell takeover." 

"I think that the SGA proposition identifies an a'ea ot 
concern involving their relationship with the administra- 
tion." Townes said. "They want a direct relationship with 
somebody they have confidence in." 


Part 2: disciplinary changes 

Presently, the University disciplinary system is part of 
the Dean of Students office. 

But according to Kilbourne. this system creates a con- 
flict of interest. 

How can the same office [Dean of StudentsJ that is 
taking disciplinary action against a student also advocate 
for that student?" Kilbourne asked. "There is an obvious 
conflict of interest that needs to be changed." 

Within the proposal, the disciplinary system would be 
separated from the Dean of Students office, creating the 
ludicial Affairs Office while Charles Dimare, Director of 
Student Legal Services would become the ludicial Affairs 
Officer. 

Dimare has been a practicing attorney for 20 years, 
with 18 years in public higher education law with a mas- 
ter's degree in public administration; he also has 13 years 
experience as a Student Affairs administrator. 

If the proposal comes to fruition. 
Kilbourne said that he hopes Dimare will 
make a major policy change involving 
representation of students. 

According to Kilbourne, present policy 
^^^^™"^™ says that in matters of expulsion, suspen- 
sion, or eviction from housing, University students are 
allowed due process but denied legal representation. 

"Even elementary and middle school students are 
allowed to be represented by a lawyer," Kilbourne said. 

The feasibility of it all 

Once new money surfaces at the University, there are 
many proposals put forth to the Chancellor, all of which 
can only come to life through proper allocations and fund- 
ing. Due to the budget increase, UMass has the money 
which the administration will allocate it in accordance 
with its priorities. 

New resources requested within the proposal total 
$206,000, the Dean of Students position receiving 
$106,000, the ludicial Affairs Officer receiving $80,000 
and an additional $20,000 for office technology and sup- 
plies. 

"The feasibility of this proposal depends on how much 
the administration is willing to give us," Kilbourne said. 
"But we do understand that we are primarily concerned 
with students, while the Administration has to be con- 
cerned not only with students, but also with other admin- 
istrative departments." 

According to Wong. Robinson expressed interest in 
making the proposal work. 

Robinson was unavailable for comment. 
If there is a problem, it's a conflict of philosophies." 
Vecchio said. "I'm not convinced that Student Affairs 
warjtt students to deal with the policy changes that this 
proposal addresses " 

According to Wong, the proposal was presented on luly 
24 to Robinson and luly 29 to Scott. No definite time line 
has been vet. but Scott has said that allocations of funds 
will be made by late September. 


By Tamar Carroll 

Collegian Staff 


The University of Massachusetts 
has received a $1 3.2 million, or seven 
percent, increase in its allocation 
from the State Legislature for fiscal 
year 1998. 

Budget Director |oyce Hatch called 
the $195.3 million allocation to the 
University "a very good increase." 

"It is higher than other years," 
Hatch said. "Everyone is very 
pleased." 

Chancellor Scott said in a press 
release that the additional funds will 
allow the University to improve the 
quality of education at UMass. "The 


increase in the fiscal year '98 appro- 
priation for the University system is 
very good news indeed," Scott said. 

"We're very pleased with the 
increase," Scott said. "We appreciate 
the work of the Senate and the House 
to give us an increase that pretty 
much equaled our request. 

"This budget, combined with our 
continuing program of internal reallo- 
cation and fund-raising efforts, will 
make it possible for us to even better 
serve our students and the citizens of 
Massachusetts." 

The Campus Chronicle reported 
that Scott plans to use the additional 
funds for increased scholarship aid, 
improving the undergraduate curricu- 


lum and advising, the library system, 
and the creation of a new college of 
life sciences and a multidisciplinary 
master's degree program in public- 
policy. 

The final campus budget alloca- 
tions will be released later this 
month. 


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Back to Schwoi issue, Fall 1997 / Page 15 


I U.S. citizens suspicions of latest tobacco deals benefits 


By Looran Neergoard 

Ajvxiated Press 


WASHINGTON — Americans are 
highly suspicious of the proposed 
tobacco deal, saying it won't even 
achieve a prime objective of lowering 
teen-age smoking unless cigarette 
prices rise much more than expected, 
according to an Associated Press poll. 
More than half of those surveyed say 
the deal is not worth giving up the 
key concession that cigarette makers 
demand — banning class-action law- 
suits. And two-thirds expect tobacco 
companies to sell as many cigarettes 
as ever. 

Seventy percent say the price of a 
pack of cigarettes would have to rise 
by more than $1 — much more than 
expected under the deal — to have 
much effect on teen smokers. 

Congress and President Clinton 
begin grappling with the proposed 
deal next month, and such poll find- 
ings are bound to figure in the debate. 

"This reflects a huge amount of 
cynicism and skepticism about tobac- 
co," said Massachusetts Attorney 
General Scott Harshbarger, who 
insists the public is missing the deal's 
good points. 

"If it is left to the current, polariz- 
ing debate... this is going to be a 
major problem. We will miss an 


opportunity that may not come again, 
and tobacco wins." 

The findings present a dilemma for 
deal supporters, who would like to 
toughen some provisions but without 
going so far that tobacco companies 
back out. Yet, public distrust plays 
into deal opponents' hands. 

Indeed, critics immediately seized 
on the findings. 

"The American people have it right: 
They're not against a settlement, 
they're against a bad settlement," Sen. 
Frank Lautenberg, D-N.|., said in a 
statement. "It's exactly this kind of 
public opposition to the deal that's 
going to force Congress to make sig- 
nificant changes." 

The proposed deal would settle 
state lawsuits against tobacco compa- 
nies by setting new national policy. 
Companies would pay $368.5 billion 
over 25 years, curb advertising and 
marketing and pay fines if teen smok- 
ing doesn't fall significantly. In 
return, they won the class-action ban 
and other legal protections, plus 
restrictions on pending government 
control over nicotine. 

Clinton has said he will stiffen the 
deal, including a demand for full gov- 
ernment nicotine regulation. The AP's 
telephone poll of 1,003 adults, con- 
ducted Aug. 20-24, found 58 percent 
of Americans support such regula- 


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tion, including 54 percent of smokers. 
An additional 54 percent said a deal 
isn't worth the class-action lawsuit 
ban. But the smokers who would file 
such suits were split evenly: 39.5 per- 
cent said a deal was worth that con- 
cession vs. 41 percent who said it 
wasn't. 

The poll was done by ICR Survey 
Research Group of Media, Pa. The 
margin of error is plus or minus 3 per- 
centage points. 

The deal is expected to force ciga- 
rette companies to raise prices by 62 
cents a pack. Currently, the cost of a 
pack averages $1.74, including tax. A 
key question is whether that increase 
would cut teen smoking. 

Eight in 10 Americans said a jump 
of even 75 cents is insufficient to do 
that. Seventy percent said prices 
would have to rise more than $1 a 
pack to curb teen smokers significant- 
ly — including 61 percent of the 
smokers whose wallets would be hit. 
"The poll appears to be in accordance 
with the best evidence." said 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
economist Jeffrey Harris. 

His calculations indicate prices 
would have to rise between $1.15 and 
$1.50 a pack to reduce teen smoking 
by the amounts the deal requires — 
roughly 30 percent over five years. 

But Harris cautioned that public 
perceptions are a little too cynical — 
cigarette sales would drop some under 
the deal. Every 10 percent increase in 
price would lower the number of ciga- 
rettes sold by 4 percent, his calcula- 
tions indicate. Half of that drop 
comes from people who kick the 
habit, the rest from people who just 
smoke less. 

In other words, raising prices the 
expected 62 cents would lower U.S. 
cigarette consumption from 24 billion 
packs a year to about 20.8 billion 
packs — and cut the overall number 
of smokers by 3.5 million to 4 million, 
Harris said. 

The American Medical Association, 
a chief lobbying force behind the deal, 
has called for a $1 a pack increase. 
The AP's poll found 10.4 percent of 
Americans, and 14 percent of smok- 
ers, think that would be enough. 


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The UCard is the University's new ID Card. In 
addition to verifying your enrollment on campus, it 
can be used as a 

• Library Card - accepted at all campus 
libraries 

• Meal Plan Ticket - necessary to take advantage of your campus 

Dining Plan 

• Residence Hall Key - required to access any residence hall with 
the Card Security System 

• Verify access to Athletic Facilities, Body Shops, Mullins Skating 
Rink and the purchase of tickets on campus at student 

discounts. 

NO MORE STICKERS! 

The Ucard has replaced the semester sticker with electronic valida- 
tion. As of Fall 1997, semester stickers no longer will be issued. In 
order to take advantage of stickerless validation, you must have a UCard. 

UCARD DEBIT ACCOUNTS 

Open a UCard Debit Account, make a deposit and you can spend 
it by swiping your UCard on campus to purchase for food, goods, vend- 
ing, tickets and more without additional fees. No more looking for the 
right change or the nearest ATM! Open UCard Debit Accounts at the 
UCard Office in Franklin Dining Hall. 

LONG DISTANCE CALLING CARD PROGRAM 

This service offers competitive rates and individualized billing for 
calls placed from off campus, with the instructions for use on the back of 
your UCard. Representatives from Student Telephone Services, the 
UCard' Office's partner in the plan, will be on the Campus Center 
Concourse, Sept. 1 - Sept. 4, to answer questions and sign up students 
for this service. 

WHERE CAN I GET A STUDENT UCARD DURING 

OPENING WEEK? 

Campus Center Concourse, 10:00 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 - 

Friday, Sept. 5 
UCard Office. Franklin Dining Hall, Sept. 1 - 4, 8:30 a.m. to 7, 

Sept. 5. 8:30 -5 p.m. 
Questions about the UCard - Contact the UCard Office at 545-0197 


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Parking Hearing Review Board Members needed:. 

The Parking Services office is seeking faculty, staff and 
students to serve on the newly formed Parking I [earing 
Review Board. This Board will be part of a pool from which 
five members will be periodicalh scheduled to review c\nd 
render decisions on contested campus parking citations. In 
preparation for becoming a Board member each person 
must take part in a formal two-hour training session that 
includes an explanation and review of the hearing process, 
ano\ a "walk through" of an actual 
hearing. ; 

After training,^ learing board members will serve on a 
rotating basis, meeting approximately once every three 
months. Member^ should be prepared to render fair and 
unbiased decisions base'd upon published UM ASS parking 
regulations, framing sessions are scheduled for Mondav 
Sept. S c\na\ I hursdav Sept. I 1 from 3:30 -5:30 PM in the 
Review Board should contact Sharon Kennedy 
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the Parking Ser\ ices ( )ffice ( \ I 3-545-6581 ) located in the 
Trailer Complex in I ot 2^ just \orth of the Mullins Center, 
Inquiries should be \\\ ei\ ed no later than Wednesday 
September 10, IW. 


The Collegian has several editorial 
and support staff positions available 
for the fall semester. Each of the fol- 
lowing is a paid position: 


• Assistant to the 
Managing Editor 

• Copy Editors 

• Developing Nations 
Editor 

• Librarian 

• Gay, Lesbian, 
Bisexual, Transgender 
Issues Editor 

• Women's Issues Editor 

Applications will be accepted until 
Wednesday, Sept 10 at 5 p.m. For an appli- 
cation and complete job descriptions, come 
to 113 Campus Center or call 545-1809 
and speak to Laura Stock, Managing Editor. 
Collegian business hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Monday - Thursday.; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 


World Wide Web gives students 
convenience of applying to school 
in comfort of their own homes 


By Robert Greene 

Associated Press 


WASHINGTON — Applying to 
college by computer was only nat- 
ural for Mark Garneau. 

The 18-year-old from Closter. 
N.|., spends two or three hours a 
day exploring the Internet. Virginia 
Tech, one of the most heavily wired 
campuses, had the most detailed 
Web page — and an online applica- 
tion form. 

He could apply without leaving 
his perch or dragging out a type- 
writer, a foreign practice for many 
youngsters yet still required at 
many institutions. 

"The other ones, 1 had to think 
about keeping them neat and typed 
and stuff like that," said Garneau, 
now an incoming freshman at the 
university. 

Knowing there's a whole genera- 
tion of Web-literate teen-agers out 
there, universities are struggling to 
meet the demand for online applica- 


tions in time for the college-hunting 
season this fall. 

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two announcements this month drew 
television's last great monopoly closer 
to some real competition. 

Fox made a multi-million dollar 
donation to Statistical Research Inc. 
— a New Jersey company that is test- 
ing an alternative to Nielsen Media 
Research's method for measuring 
what the nation's 98 million televi- 
sion households are watching. NBC, 
CBS and ABC are already bankrolling 
SRI. 

The Discovery Channel, Lifetime, 
USA and ESPN also became the first 
cable networks to contribute to SRI's 
SMART (Systems for Measuring and 
Reporting Television) project. 

They're giving less money than 
Fox, but their participation may be 
more important. Until this month, 
cable has turned a cold shoulder to 
SMART for fear that it would short- 
change their audience in favor of the 
broadcast networks. 

The developments shouldn't be 
overstated — Nielsen competitors 
have failed before, and it's a long way 
from a test project to a full-fledged 
rival — but it nonetheless means dis- 
content with Nielsen has found a 
lightning rod. 

"These are statements of real sup- 
port," said Gale Metzgar, SRI's presi- 
dent. "1 don't know if I'll get it. but 1 
do know there is a higher probability 
of getting it today than there was a 
few weeks ago." 

Grumbling about Nielsen among 
the broadcast networks has grown 
louder in the past year, not coinciden- 
tally while Nielsen has relentlessly 
documented the dramatic erosion of 
their audience. The numbers generat- 
ed by researchers govern billions of 
dollars in advertising spending and 
often decide whether shows succeed 
or fail. 

The SMART system, in the works 
since 1994 and now being tested in 
500 homes in Philadelphia, is similar 
to Nielsen in relying on volunteer 
families to report their viewing 
habits. But there are important differ- 
ences. 

For instance, SMART will rely on 
electronic codes embedded in televi- 
sion shows to measure what people 
are watching instead of requiring that 
host families have their television sets 
rewired, as Nielsen does. SMART 


also promises a more user-friendly 
system: children can press a button 
with a smiley face to note they are 
watching TV. 

SMART believes it will have fewer 
families dropping out or neglecting to 
participate than Nielsen, making its 
research more reliable. 

Already, SMART'S research shows 
significantly more children watching 
TV than Nielsen, particularly those 
camped in front of a set at a friend's 
house. Metzgar said. 

In a subtle but vital distinction, 
SMART will measure as viewers any- 
body who is in a room with a televi- 
sion set on, even if they don't consid- 
er themselves actively "watching" TV. 
This acknowledges that many peo- 
ple use TV as background noise, 
"tuning in" mentally when something 
catches their interest, he said. It also 
virtually guarantees that SMART'S 
system will claim more television 
viewers than Nielsen, which is exactly 
what all the networks want to hear. 
Nielsen spokesman lack Loftus said. 
"What they're doing is they're spiking 
the ratings," he said. Metzgar, a for- 
mer Nielsen employee in the 1960s 
whose company has done extensive 
research for legal proceedings, fumed 
that he'd be foolish to put out flawed 
information. 

Although its critics contend 
Nielsen has shown the arrogant hall- 
marks of a company with no competi- 
tion, Loftus said Nielsen's market 
position makes it an easy target. 

Nielsen contends that SMART also 
stands for SLOW. It's a valid point: 
the idea has been in development 
since 1994 and no actual ratings 
numbers have been made public. "So 
far, they've been all talk and no 
action." Loftus said. 

But Nielsen hasn't ignored the 
potential rival. The company admits 
the prospect of competition has 
pushed it toward more aggressive 
development of its own ideas for 
refining the system. Some in the 
industry privately believe it's more 
likely that Nielsen will eventually 
swallow up SMART than compete 
with it. Though encouraged by sup- 
port of around $40 million from net- 
works and advertisers during the test- 
ing stage. Metzgar concedes he will 
need commitments of $100 million in 
funding to rum SMART from an idea 
to a reality. 

"We've dedicated our lives to this." 
he said, "but we're not willing to ded- 
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Arts & Living 


Back To School Issue, 1997 




Some senior advice to incoming freshmen 




So what's it like to be a fresh- 
man? Well, a few thousand of you 
are about to find out the hard way, 
by experiencing the phenomenon 
first-hand. Some will be brilliant 
successes, and others will be like my 
freshman roommate — politely asked 
to leave after a ^^^^^^^^^^ 
year. No matter the ^^^^^"^^^™ 
result, life will be — „„, p^inHpii 
quite different. All 
of you, for better or worse, will 
change. 

I didn't notice this much initially, 
but looking back at who I was as a 
person three years ago and compar- 
ing that to my present self, no one 
(including my parents) would argue 
that I have changed significantly 
over the course of my time spent 
here at the University of 
Massachusetts. 

Being from the Midwest, 

Chicago to be exact, "going 

away to school" meant 

starting completely 

over for me. I was 

— I think for the 

better — forced to 

learn how to live 

on my own. My 

first semester at 

UMass now seems 

like a lifetime ago, 

but my memories 

remain fresh. In 

recalling some 

observations I've 

made, some things 

I learned in my 

first semester, as 

well as what I 

would have done 

differently, 1 

came up 


with the following list of suggestions 
that might help you to make the tran- 
sition to college life a bit smoother: 

• Learn how to motivate yourself; 
no one else is going to do it for you. 
When ever you're feeling lazy, consid- 
er how much your parents paid for 

^^^^^^^^^^ you to go here. 
j^^^^^^^^^ That's always done 
*^j^^^^_^_ the trick for me. 

• Start off with an 
open mind, because you're going to 
spend a lot of time with people who 
come from different backgrounds than 
you, who have totally different experi- 
ences. 

• Keeping busy and active are the 
best ways to combat homesickness. 
Going home every weekend and cry- 
ing to mommy, are not. 

• Contrary to popular belief, you 
don't get F's, you earn them. 

• The much-hyped "maze" 
over by McGuirk Stadium 
really isn't anything more 
than a big, annoying 
fence. Try and remember 
that when someone asks 
you to walk over there 
from Central Residence 
Area at 3 a.m. 

• Note to the gentle- 
men: It's no longer 
considered "cool" to 
take out the stitching 
of a certain letter on 
that UMass hat. In 
fact, it makes you 
look like an... well, 
no need to explain 
further. "Pat. Id 
like to buy a 
vowel." 

• On a related 
note: Guys, don't 
be afraid to vary 

that wardrobe of 
flannel 


shirts, ripped jeans and white hats, 
lust a suggestion. 

• Dropping by 10 shoot the breeze 
with your professors can go a long 
way come December. 

• My final piece of advice, and most 
important, consist of onlv two 
words: BE YOURSELF. 1 can 
remember .so many of the people 

I knew as a freshman acted like 
chameleons, desperately trying 
to fit in everywhere. Listen to 
your gut instincts, and learn 
to trust them. 

Best of luck to all of 
you, and remember, 
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Antonio's. You 
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' swap your UMast 
I.D. for a predoui 

"pizza card." After 

you realize 

Pastabilities does not 

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rim shakers of the "95-'9b Final four 
squad. Tyrone Wicks and Charlton 
Clarke have a shot at leading the 
Minutemen into another NCAA berth. 
Oh, and they probably wont sell out to 


■ftntS, soil the school's name, walk away 
or get arrested. 

C — Collegian. Everyday you're in 
class, so arc ue. Remember, during your 
8 a.m. lecture, the crossword is on the 
inside back page. 

D — Dining Commons: Southern Fried 
Steak is neither Southern nor Steak. 

Illsnis- 

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•^■■■■^ , ^ , * , ■• starting that term 
paper that's due tomorrow. 

F — Fraternities. Forget about the 
image of refined young gentlemen read- 
ing in dimly lit. wood-paneled studies. 
Rumor has it a summa cum laude degree 


Stamm & 
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U2 — POPMART TOUR 

So/oW Field 
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CHICAGO. III. — The PopMart Tour - U2's 
first American trek in lour years — looked, 
on paper at least, to be the epitome of 
tackiness and over-the-top kitsch. 
With a 40-foot lemon mirror ball, 
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and the world's largest LED video 
screen ever assembled to contend 
with, Bono and his band of Irish 
blokes would need to summon all the 
charisma and personality they had in 
order to ovoid becoming anonymous 
stage puppets. 

Amazingly, U2 emerged from the shadow of 
this gratuitous splendor to somehow give a per- 


formance in which the music itself managed to 
eclipse the stage set's overwhelming garishness 
and glitz Visually on a par with Pink Floyd and 
KISS, U2's show took the "rock as theater" 
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Back to School Issue, 1997 / Page A3 


Holy blockbuster bomb, Batman! 
Summer films offer a mixed bag 


Every summer. Hollywood contin- 
uously creates bigger and loudei 
explosions, more and more dazzling 
effects, and increasing number^ ol 
bullet infested dead bodies falling 
from airplanes thousands of t c c t 
above. In order to allow enough time 
for all of these MOMttt) situations to 
occur, the fonntlta of the summer 
blockbuster has been forced to 
alter itself immensely. In 
fact, searching for sub- 
stance amidst the sense 
less blood and guts is a 
bit more complicated 
than finding Waldo, but 
all hope was not lost. 
Yes, it was yet another 
typical summer in mo\.ie 
houses across the country, 
except for a few notable sur- 
prises. 

But. what the summer of 
1997 will forever mean to 
money-hungry movie executives, is 
that this was the summer that killed 
the sequel. With disappointing ticket 
sales compared to past years, we ma\ 
finally say goodbye to such former 
franchise kings as /urassic Park, 
Speed and Batman. This summer also 
made lulia Roberts a superstar all 
over again and turned Nicholas Cage 
from a serious and respectable actor 
into a grunting, missile-launching 
action hero. 

Like anyone else stuck within the 
confines of the Pioneer Valley this 
past summer I can also attest to the 
fact that there wasn't a whole lot 
going on. No better way to beat that 
dreadful New England humidity than 
by spending a day at the movies. So, 
in a nutshell, here are some of this 
summer's best and worst, though 
most of them seemed to tread 
smoothly somewhere in between. 

Air Force One 

Thank goodness for Gary Oldman. 
the world's most versatile actor. 
After all. he was the one who truly 
saved the day in Wolfgang Peterson's 
{Das Boot. Enemy Mine) latest 
action thriller. With Oldman's 
absence. Air Force One would have 
crossed the border from harmless 
entertainment into a new level of 
in-your-face propaganda. Although 
Oldman was forced to play the role 
of the psychotic terrorist who kid- 
naps the president on board the 
now-infamous Air Force One (a bit 
over-the-top). he still secured some- 
what of a political balance weakening 
the film's prcachiness. 

Harrison Ford as the butt kickin' 



President Marshall, was plawd rather 
nicelv too, and Ford is definite!) the 
onl> actor in the bmllWU who could 
have been convincing in the role 
building anxiety with every clever 
Eadal expression. 

Air Fore* One is exactly what we 
have come to expect from the "sum 
nier movie phenomenon." 
It '| intelligent enough 
to keep you guessing 
about what's going 
to happen next, 
but also dumb 
enough to be 
amazingly pre- 
dictable at the 
same time. B 

Men in Black 

Definitely the 
most commercial- 
ized move of the 
summer, so much in fact, that I kept 
feeling like they were blatantly trying 
to sell something. The best thing 
about Barry Sonnenfeld's (Adam's 
Family \alues. Get Shorty) super 
blockbuster hit was that from start to 
finish it was sheer enjoyment. The 
worst thing about it was that it 
seemed the theater must have lost a 
few reels. The story spent the first 
hour and a half setting up the charac- 
ter development and then reserved 
the final 15 minutes for the plot. \I1B 
also contained this summer's slickest 
special effects and the most interest- 
ing crime fighting duo ever to be seen 
in a buddy movie in quite some time. 
Will Smith and Tommy Lee |ones 
played off each other with excellent 
comic precision. 

As top secret special agents. Smith 
and lones really don't do a whole lot 
except submerge themselves within 
the clever effects and attempt to look 
cool doing it. Unfortunately, Vincent 
D'Onfrio hit a career low as a 
Beetlejuice look alike alien who is 
more agitating than entertaining, 
especially as his human skin begins to 
deteriorate. 


\IIB is really just an over priced 
cartoon that would SSJIVC .is the ideal 
mindless study break. If nothing else, 
one cannot help but appreciate the 
amazing sets and effects as well as 
the energetic, suavespunk of Will 
Smith, the new king of the sci-fi 
genre. Not to mention. MIB does pay 
particular close attention to covering 
its tracks, for example, the lengths 
the agents will go through to cover 
their secrets and the reasoning 
behind choosing not to disclose infor- 
mation, all makes believable sense. 
Well, sort of. B. 

Batman and Robin 

By far the most disappointing of 
the series, not to mention the first 
not to have Tim Burton listed any- 
where in the credits. Batman and 
Robin is one of the movies that trav- 

Turn to BLOCKBUSTER, page A7 



Preston offers summertime sizzler, Steel's new novel rusts out 


JACKIE BY JOSIE 

Caroline Preston 
Scribner's 

Caroline Preston debuts with a 
fresh and quirk\ novel about life. For 
a lit -t novel, Preston establishes her- 
self nicely with an entertaining story 
about a wife and mother who finds 
herself in the midst of a crisi- 

loaic Track is a decidedly unglam- 
orous grad student who has lurched 
to a stop on her thesis about a 
little known 19th Century poet. 
She's married to Peter, the glamour 
boy of the American Civilization 
Department. 

losie's life conalatt of caring for her 
three year-old son. Henry, and mus- 


ing about Peter's relationship with 
another grad student. Monica. 

As Peter's career takes off and he 
heads to California to start a new job, 
losie stays behind with Henry to do 
some research for a new book on 
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. During 
the time apart from Peter, losie won 
ders if her marriage is on the rocks. 
At the same time, she grows suspi- 
cious of her trusting mother's 
boyfriend, an ex-con. Add losie's 
neurotic sister, Leslie, to the combi- 
nation (along with colorful commen- 
tary supplied by Jacqueline Kenned\ I 
and the recipe for a thoroughl) enter 
taining novel is born. Preston's writ- 
ing is light and witty. There are no 
extra details here. Preston sets out 


only what is needed to make the HOC) 
complete. 

I sinj' factl about lackie. Preston 
manages (0 draw parallels between 
losie and the lormei first lad\ 

In lackie by Rosie. Preston creates 
a light-hearted corned) of manners. 
A 

THE FIRST $20 MILLION IS ALWAYS 
THE HARDEST 

Po Bronson 
Random House 

Po Bronson (Bombadicrs) sets his 
second novel in the Silicon Valley. 
There, equipped with plenty of tech- 
nobabble. he creates a cutthroat 
novel with little or no character 
development or plot. It's a tale even 


the most compute! saws wizard 
would find difficult to digest 

Bfoneon uses the metaphor of an 
infinite loop to tell the MOT) of Andy 
Caipar. Caspar is brilliant young 
engineer, who dreams of working on 
a new chip — the 68b. however, his 
ambition is thwarted by a group of 
older and more powerful men. 

I iral is Lloyd Acheson, a terribly 
complex and boring character. 
Acheton'l firm, Omega Logic, is 
counting on the 686 to keep its Mock 
prices up. Meanwhile, at the lab 
responsible for designing the new 
chip, employee Hank Menzinger gets 
the lab in financial trouble and needs 
Omega to bail him out. 

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vious chip for Omegs, the Falcon 

48b. was dumbed down b\ the com- 
pany and he vows thai he will never 
let Omega get the better of him again. 

Benoit sticks Caspar on a project 
that's bound to raise the ire ol every- 
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It'- here where the story get- 
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The First $20 Million it the 
Hardest has the potential to be I very 
good book. Its weakness lies in its 
complexity. The plot is too intricate. 
the dialogue too weird. Bronson 
spends too much time delving into 
the twists ;l iid turns of the computer 
industry and peppering the book with 
lots of technical detail. 

There's an arrogance in Branson's 
Style of writing. In some cases the 
arrogance would be hard to overlook, 
but in this particular book, it works 
well. The characters, while thinly 
sketched, are good at what they do 
and they know it. In that sense, 
Bronson projects arrogance not only 
into the characters, but also into his 
overall tone. 

For those interested in the comput- 
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business, this book is fairly compe- 
tent. But if you're searching for a 
relaxing book, this is not it. Bronson 
makes you work too hard to under- 
stand what's going on. B 

POWER OF A WOMAN 

Barbara Taylor Bradford 
Harper Collins 

Barbara Taylor Bradford ( The 
Women In His Lift) is good at ordi- 
nary stories. Stories about ordinary 
people in extraordinary situations, 
that is. Her latest best-seller Power of 
a Woman, is such a novel. 

Stephanie jardine has a good life. 
She runs the American branch of 


lardine's. the crown lewelers of 
London. Her life is fairly peaceful, 
scarred only by the occasional run-in 
with her pompous son. Nigel. 

It is only when tragedy strikes 
Nigel's wife and Stephanie's daugh- 
ter. Chloe. that she forces herself to 
confront the secrets of the past. 

Bradford's latest offering is more 
ordinary than exciting. However, it is 
well-written, and rich with scenery 
and character. 

The rich detail attracts attention 
but the slow pace of the novel and 
the lack of coherent plot weakens the 
book. In addition. Bradford leaves 
many questions unanswered. Power 
of a Woman offers little excitement, 
yet more substance than most sum- 
mer-time reads. B 

THE RANCH 

Danielle Steel 
Delocorte Press 

The world of Danielle Steel (Silent 
Honor) strays even more into the 
realm of every woman's fantasies in 
her 39th novel. The Ranch. 

Steel's newest land of 
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ble. Mary Stuart's best friend, Tanya 
Thomas, is the you-go girl of the 
novel. A famous singer and actress, 
Tanya's marriage is also falling apart. 
The trio is completed by Dr. Zoe 

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TRANSISTOR 

311 
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It was only a matter of time before 
31 l's punk/rap/reggae fusion ran its 
course, and Transistor (Capricorn) is 
the end of that road. The pop savvy 
that drove tunes like "Don't Stay 
Home," and "Down" has been 
watered down to the point of 
near-total dilution. A true racist In 
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Empirion makes their U.S. debut with Advanced Technology. 


Arista 

Sean "Puffy" Combs' production 
credits include albums by Mary |. 
Blige, )odeci and the Notorious B.I.G. 
His Bad Boy label is the anchor of the 
East Coast rap scene which has 
helped to define the sound of young 
black America in recent years. 
However, as a rapper, Combs ll 
painfully ordinary. His debut album. 
No Way Out (Arista), is sprinkled 
with cameos from more skilled MCs, 
including Biggie, l.il'Kim, Foxy 
Brown and Busta Rhymes. Ik- 
mourns Biggie's recent murder, and 
while the friendship they had was 
obviously heartfelt, Combs middles 
too often in overblown melodrama 
with softly spoken passages that 
effectively render his otherwise gen- 
uine soul-searching angst meaning- 
less. The sole exception is "Pain." in 
which Combs carves striking images 
into a sparse, haunted soundscapc. 

Elsewhere, his creativity runs drier 
than the Sahara. In fact, most of No 
Way Out reeks of alarming lack of 
originality. "Is This the End" cops the 
rapid-fire cadences of Midwestern 
hip-hoppers such as Cleveland's 
Bone Thugs-N- Harmony and 
Chicago's Crucial Conflict. "I'll Be 
Missing You" and "Can't Hold Me 
Down." both already million- selling 
singles, are simply retooled versions 
of Police and Grand Master Flash 
songs, and Combs already borrows 
tunes from David Bowie and Diana 
Ross. Quite simply. Puff Daddy is far 
too talented to put out an album 
chock-full of yawn-inducing drivel. 
Coming from one of the rap commu- 
nity's most gifted and innovative 
behind-the-scenes talents. No Way 
Out is a major disappointment. D+ 


STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING 

Blues Traveler 
A&M 

On Blues Traveler's studio fol- 
low-up to 1994s smash Four, the 
pop sensibility and compact song- 
writing that spawned several 
radio-friendly ditties has been 
replaced by an overabundance of 
rambling, pointless tunes that rede- 
fine what it means to be long-wind- 


ed. Straight On Till Morning (A&M), 
while a worthy display of their con- 
siderable musical chops, falls into the 
same trap that so many other jam 
bands fall into — how to replicate the 
improvisation and spontaneity of 
their live shows in a recording studio. 
Phish hasn't done it yet, the Grateful 
Dead never did and Blues Traveler 
has failed again on this mediocre 

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Hampden Gallery 

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New Work! in Stone 
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Sept 16-Oct 3 

Opening Reception Sept lb, 5-7 pm 
A gal/ery shutt/p van will operate dur- 
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Herter Art Gallery 

1 2SA Hefler Hall 

545-0976 

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fouHtUtiom 1997 

Works by students in the first year BF A 

program, the class of 2000 

Sept 8 -25 

Awards Ceremony and < 'losing I 

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Student Union Visual & 
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Student Union Building 

545-0792 

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Over the Uge 

by Lydia K Nutlet 

Sept II Oct 3 


Opening Reception: Sept 11, 4: 10 pm. 
live music will be performed at the re- 
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University Gallery 

F ine Arts Center 

545-3670 

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The Lois Seurman Tort Prim Collection 

Sap] i Oct 1 7 

0[>ening Reception Sept 5, 5-7 pm 

Seven By Five: 7 Works * 5 Artists 

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Wheeler Gallery 

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On Wednesday September 3 , the 5 -person acappella 
singing group REGENCY will perform in the Campus 

Center Auditorium. Performing the music of the 

Temptations, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and others this 

group from Baltimore Maryland will light up the stage in 

the Campus Center Auditorium at 8:00pm. 

UMass student Allana E. Todman will open 

with her award winning voice. 

The First Week Comedy Show and Movie take center stage at 8 o-clock on 
Thursday night in the Campus Center Auditorium. Comedian Michael Dean Ester will 
bring his a mic views on people , life , and love as first week continues . A shoiving of the 
summer smash hit "Con Air" with Nicolas Cage will follow at lOpm. 

Friday night brings us 2 more showings of "Con Air" in the Campus Center 
Awfittfjrium at 8 & I Opm for people tt'ho missed it on Thursday. 

Rounding out the First Week '97 program will be the "Ladies Night Out Comedy 
Shottv" in the Student Union Ballroom at Hpm. Maria Schultz, Cory Kahancy, and 
Wanda Sykes-Hall are three very |unn\ u-omen ifho will provide the laughs for the 
evening. 


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an uncanny array of musicianship, 
never wavering intu sell-seriousness: 
,i campy Edge ltd karaoke version of 
Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline*' 
saw to that. PopMart was a graphic 
illustration of what's possible when 
sight and sound are ihoughtfully inte- 
grated. 

With D| Howie B pumping the M's 
"Pop Muzik" through the stadium, 
the band made their entrance 
through the aisles of Soldier Field. 
One by one, the band members 
(.limbed onto a catwalk extending out 
several rows into the sold-out crowd 
of 450,000. with Bono — ever the 
showman — dressed in a shiny, 
hooded prizefighter's robe shadow 
boxing his way toward the stage. 
Once he arrived under the giant yel- 
low arch at center stage, the mood 
was clear from the outset. 

Openly confiding with "Mofo," it 
was evident that U2 were not about 
to embark on a trip down memory 
lane. Playing nine cuts off Pop was a 
dangerous move, especially consider- 
ing the cavernous environment. 
Though the 1980's anthems "Pride 
tin the Name of Love)," "With or 
Without You" and "Where the 
Streets Have No Name" drew the 
biggest cheers, nostalgia took a back- 
seal lo the present. 

Not content to just play the hits, 
U2 demanded more from their audi- 
ence and steadfastly refused to pan- 
der to ihose yearning simply for old 
favorites. While much of this newer 
material went into the starry sky and 
over the crowd's head — an 
ill-advised acoustic duet of "Starinp 
at the Sun" drifted aimlessly — sever- 
al tunes off Pop connected well with 
the crowd, most notably the tran- 
scendent "Please" and the loungy 
"Discotheque." 

While many undoubtedly felt dis- 
appointed to learn of U2's bold new 
direction, it's their loss. In a time 
where bands are constantly re-unit- 
ing and re-forming for no reason 
other than money, it is refreshing to 
know that U2's forward-looking 
journey as a band is far from over. 

LOLLAPALOOZA 

Alpine Valley Music Theatre 
July 27 

I \S I I ROY. Wis. — Things were 
off to a shaky start, and the first band 
wasn't even scheduled to hit the 
st.ij.H- lor two hours. Such was the 
case at this year's l.ollapaloo/a festi- 
val, which lost one of its main attrac- 
tions, Kom, due to the sudden illness 


of guitarist |. "Munky" Shaffer. 

But even without Korn, or an\ 
other big draw, Lollapalooza '97 
plowed on and its diverse main-stage 
lineup, the best since 1995, signalled 
a return to the festival's original 
vision, something that was desperate- 
ly lacking on last summer's testos- 
terone-heavy bill, headlined by 
Metallica and Soundgarden. 

Lollapalooza '97, although a suc- 
cess in fulfilling founder Perry 
Farrell's goal of gathering fringe acts 
from different corners of the rock 
and rap spectrum, failed to do much 
business at the box office. Only 
10,000 of Alpine Valley's 45,000 
seats were sold, a fact perhaps due to 
increased competition from other fes- 
tivals such as Smokin' Grooves 
H.O.R.D.E. and the women-only 
Lilith Fair. However, what 
Lollapalooza lacked in star power 
and ticket sales, it made up with its 
eclectic blend of genre-hopping acts 
that brought together a diversity of 
musical styles that was unmatched by 
any other festival bill this summer. 

Julian & Damien Marley and the 
Uprising Band opened the festivities 
with a brief set of Caribbean-tinged 
songs that faithfully replicated the 
sound and feel-good nature perfected 
by their more famous father. A 
high-energy version of the classic 
"Exodus" got the early arrivers on 
their feet with propulsive rhythms 
that verged on ska. 

Looking like they had just stolen 
U2's PopMart wardrobe, the English 
septet lames played a delightful mix 
of wistful love songs and soaring pop 
songs, including their lone U.S. hit. 
the pseudo-sexual anthem, "Laid." 
As he ran up and down the con- 
course working and interacting with 
the crowd as only Monty "Let's Make 
a Deal" Hall could, lead singer Tim 
Booth perfectly exemplified the trait 
fames has that so many of their 
English breathren lack, earnestness 
without pretentiousness. 

The only programming disappoint- 
ment was over the smaller second 
stage, which in the past years has 
provided spectators with some of 
Lollapalooza's most memorable per- 
formances. Heavy on young acts such 
as Failure and Molly MaGuire. these 
bands delivered bland guitar rock 
and offered nothing revaltory. The 
Pugs were certainly different, but am 
originality they had was quickly over- 
come by the fact that they were just 
plain annoying. The Lost Boyz, riding 
high on the success of their new 
album Love, Peace and Nappiness. 


succeeded in communicating the 
part) like .itiui. sphere that dominates 
both their albums through an mice- 
tious nn\ oJ .ludic-nce participation 
and good old- fashioned energy. 

On the main-stage, fellow rapper 
Snoop Doggy Dogg also nun ovei 
the masses with his insinuating drawl 
and sing a long odes lo the thug 
life. Most interesting ssas his pointed 
shout-oul to Tupac Shakui and 
Notorious B.I.G. which prefaced a 
heartfelt pica for the end of the 
East/West coast rivalry for hip hop 
supremacy. 

Show closers Devo, once the 
torchbearers of new-wave 
synth-pop. pranced onstage with 
trademark flowerpot hats and biohaz- 
ard outfits and displayed the quirky 
charms that made songs like "Whip 
It" and "Gates of Steel" geek classics. 
Tool's moody, brooding hard rock 
was punctuated by dazzling mood-lii 
staging and lighting which only made- 
lead singer Maynard !.i;;;c-s Keenan'l 
androgynous jester costume look all 
the more haunting. Most haunting of 
all however was the performance of 
Tricky, a pioneer in the burgeoning 
trip-hop scene. 

The former member of the seminal 
electronic outfit Massive Attack who 
has gone on to a successful career as 
a solo artist, prpducer, remixer and 
most recently actor, chose the road 
less travelled in his show-stopping 
set. Not as accessible as lames or 
Marley's, not as effusive as Snoop or 
Tool, Tricky was a considerable 
departure from the work- the-crowd 
persona of fellow main-stage acts. 
He nonetheless delivered a 
breath-taking performance wrought 
with raw, naked emotion that was 
perfectly personified in his body, 
hands desperately clutching the 
microphone for dear life as the rest ol 
his gaunt frame shook uncontrol- 
lably. 

Used to playing in small clubs w ith 
only minimal lighting, his naturally 
unnerving stage presence played out 
on an even grander scale in broad 
daylight which made for a set that 
was as challenging as it was reward- 
ing. His performance alone illustrat- 
ed why Lollapalooza still matters. 


H.O.R.D.E. FESTIVAL 

Alpine Valley Music Theatre 
Aug. 2 

EAST TROY. Wise. — Blues 
Traveller frontman |ohn Popper's 
creation, the H.O.R.D.E. (Horizons 
Of Rock Developing Everywhere) 


festival was originally dominated by 

hard-touring bands that relied on 
improvisation and instrumental virtu- 
osity to woo audiences. Now in its 
sixth year, H.O.R.D.E. has broad 
ened its horizons and the festival's 
strongest lineup ever — featuring the 
legendary Neil Young A C ta/\ Hone 
and emerging superstar Beck — pro- 
vided a much-appreciated respite 
from the festival') one- dimensional 
past. 

Typical ol this new direction, the 
second stage afforded two bands that 
each operate outside the 
guitar/bass/drum realm a chance to 
take their message to the people. 
Boston's Morphine delivered a typi- 
cally swaggering, finger-snapping set 
played on drums, sax and two string 
slide bass that headlined the smallet 
second stage, set up in the venue's 
parking lot. Also performing on the 
sivond stage were the Ben Folds Rve, 
I North Carolina-based trio. They 
turned in an adventurous set, high- 
lighted by (olds' Little Richard-like 
showmanship on his piano as he belt- 
ed out his heartfelt sentiments over a 
two-person string section. 

Over the main-stage, a slew of 
up-and-coming bands pounded out 
one workmanlike performance after 
another. Toad The Wet Sprocket. 
Kula Shaker and Primus each invigo- 
rated a willing audience through the 
perfect mix of sincerity and solid 
musical chops. However, compared 
with the two names at the top of the 
bill, they were merely mildly engag- 
ing fodder for what was to come. 

Beck, whose set ran the gamut 
from the Dylanisms of "One Foot in 
the Grave" to the hip-hop sl og a n eer- 
ing of the flippant "Ya Gotta 
Regulate," somehow managed to 
steer clear of the sell-paroci', and 
camp as his patchwork revue, radiat- 
ed feel-good energy. His captivating 
musical skills seem to know no 
boundaries, which only affirms his 
panoramic vision of music and what 
it can become. Aided by an accom- 
plished a varied backing band of 
musicians, including a D| and horn 
section. Beck was able to draw from 
a nearly bottomless supply of innova- 
tion that kept things vibrant and 
spontaneous. By combining bits and 
pieces of songs and recreating them 
into something totally fresh. Beck has 
placed himself a the head of the class 
as far as new talent is concerned. On 
a night when Beck's star shone 
brightly, the North star had yet to be 
seen in the night sky 

Bunched together on a dimly lit 


stage, Neil Young and the three 
scruffy-looking members of his crack 
backing band Crazy Horse huddled 
together, mapping out their strategy 
before playing a single chord. Then. 
with one fell swoop, they proceeded 
to destroy every misnomer about 
middle- aged mens' ability to "rock" 
and thrashed through a set that 
ebbed and flowed magnificently 
while spanning three decades of mak- 
ing music together. Most striking was 
the simple, straightforward nature sit 
this glorious noise, such as "Rockin' 
In the Free World," and "Tonight's 
the Night." 

Opening with "Hev I lev, Mv My," 
a celebratory ode to Johnny Rotten 
and his once-mighty Sex Pistols, 
Young and the Horse wasted no time 
in showing why their music still mat- 
ters. Throughout the 90-minute set. 
Young waged an epic battle with his 


guitar as he endlessly convulsed in 
spastic fits while trying to wrestle 
out the riffs like a shamen command- 
ing his people. Crazy Horse guitarist 
Poncho Sampedro and bassist Billy 
Talbot took their cues from Young 
as they laid powerful yet restrained 
sonic textures to his fierce playing. It 
all worked magnificently to no end 
as Young and the Horse exposed the 
H.O.R.D.E. masses to a completely 
different style, and altogether more 
powerful style of jamming. 

Kurt Cobain borrowed Young's 
iconoclastic lyric in his suicide note 
as he wrote, "It's better to burn out 
than to fade away." ludging from 
their H.O.R.D.E. performance and 
the enthusiastic crowd response, the 
lire is still blowin' strong in the 
wind. 

Marty Keane is a Collegian staff 
member. 


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Collegian Staff 


The upcoming MOMttW promi> 

es to be one of strongest concert 
seasons in recent memory. In addi- 
tion to a slew of shows at Pearl 
Street and the Iron Horse, several 
of music's most-established acts 
will be passing through New 
England this fall, with many block- 
buster names taking the show on 
the road and a few touching dou n 
right here at the University of 
Massachusetts. 

• In what will undoubtedly be 
the highlight of the local concert 
season, pop's answer to Liberace. 
the incomparable Elton |ohn will 
hit the Mullins Center on 
November 4. Few artists can com- 
mand a concert stage like this con- 
summate entertainer, and his cata- 
log of hits is seemingly endless. 
which should make for a memo- 
rable performance. 

• Hot off this summer's Lilith 
Fair. Amy & Emily, known to most 
as the Indigo Girls, will also hit 
the Mullins Center this fall. 
Tickets are already on sale for 
their September 12 show. 


• The ageless Rolling Stones will 
roll into Foxboro Stadium on 
October 20 with nunc New 
England dates. poMiblj in cozier 

confines. ;i strong possibility How 
they'll top the spectacle ol U2'l 
PopMart is anyone's guess, but I'm 
sure Mick. Keith. Ronnie ami 
Charlie will give those Irish blokes 
a run for their money, probably lit 
eralty. 

• Talk about playing in mallei 
venues, megaitart David Bowie 

and Moinsses each \isit Boston's 
2.800 capacity Orpheum Theater 
later this month. Bowie will be- 
there for two nights. September 24 
and 50, while the Mozier hits 
Beantown on September 14. Both 
are scintillating live performers 
with considerable charisma that 
can woo even the most jaded audi- 
ences. Hopefully. Moirissey won't 
get homesick again and cancel 
what will be his first U.S. conceit 
in fi\e years. 

• The never-ending travelling 
rock carnival known as Phish will 
follow up their mammoth summer 
shows in Maine with a date at the 
Harvard Civic Center on 
November 26. and three shows in 


Worcester at the Centrum 
November 28-30, 

• The lure of big money 
"reunion tour" has struck yet 
again. Fleetwood Mac. featuring 
the Rumours -evu lineup of Stevie 
\icks. Christine McVie. |ohn 
McYie. Lindsay Buckingham and 
Mick Fleetwood open a 40-date 
U.S. tour at the Meadowl Music- 
Theatre In Hartford on September 
17. 

• While sales of country musk 

have experienced a sharp decline 
recently. Alan lackson and teen 
Grammy-winner LeAnn Rimes 
should have no trouble filling the 
Worcester Cent rum on September 
I I. 

• Also at the Centrum, Mary |. 
Blige headlines a stellar hip-hop 
hill featuring Aaliyah, Dru Hill, 
Ginuwine and the vastly underrat- 
ed Bone Thugs "N Harmony on 
September 14 

•• Although not yet confirmed. 
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tome time in October/November 
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Four entertainment companies bring song and dance to UMass 

annual Festival of Lights will take 
plaee throughout the celebration of 
South Asian Culture. 

I mi-hing oil the HMOfl is the hip 
Off Center Series which will present 
the smallest number of perfor- 
mance- till Center brings forth a 
group of four ambitious rising 
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The 1997-98 Arts Center Series 
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lion at all. You would think that 
maybe it will be. if nothing eU*. fun 
to watch, but |oel Schumacher's sec 
ond attempt in the Batman franchise 
falls short of anything except ultimate 
lunacy. If only Schumacher was not 
so pretentious that he could have 
thrown in a little bit of camp, then 
maybe one might feel a bit nostalgic 
of the '60s TV show. Yet. Batman 
and Robin has the Dark Knight and 
' Boy Wonder performing circus tricks 
for peanuts rather than realize 
Burton's initial intention of casting a 
sinister cultish shadow over Gotham 
City's macabre skyline. 

George Clooney and Chris 
O'Donnell trade irritating remarks 
back and forth while Arnold 
Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman 
perform so over-the-top that one can 
not help but cringe every time they 
open their mouths. Surprisingly. 
Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl is the 
only character that does not get on 
your nerves. 

The most ridiculous thing about 
this movie is how Schumacher 
attempts to create melodrama amid 
the flashy, homoerotic chaos by 
throwing in a subplot about Alfred's 
life-threatening disease. How do 
these superheroes take care of their 
families, fight bad guys who wear si!l> 
costumes, and still manage to look so 
dumb doing it? D 

My Best Friend's Wedding 

After her masterful performance in 
My Best Friend's Wedding, critics 
hailed the big "return" of Julia 
Roberts. Not because she actually 
went anywhere, but rather because 
she finally returned to roles to which 
she is better suited — i.e. the endear- 
ing Pretty Woman instead of the 
(unintentionally) scary Mary Reilly 

However, it wasn't even Roberts or 
co-stars Dermot Mulroney and 
Cameron Diaz who made the film 
worth seeing. It was Rupert Everett, 
playing Roberts' gay friend/makeshift 
fiance, who undeniably stole the 
show. The heartwarming 

make-you-laugh. make-you-cry 
screenplay also made the Wedding 
one of the gala events of the summer. 
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I Ice's Gold 

Peter Fonda may finally be remem- 
bered for something other than Easy 
Rider. His brilliant performance as a 
withdrawn, southern beekeeper is not 
only the role he was bom to play, but 
it has allowed him some well 
deserved recognition. Written and 
directed by Victor Nunez {Ruby 
Paradise) Ulee's Gold is a sincere, 
passionate story of one man's struggle 
for contentedness in a world which 
just won't seem to let its claws release 
him. 

Nunez allows his camera to quietly 
follow Fonda through the lush Florida 
scenery putting the viewer in the posi- 
tion of objective spectator, watching 
the amazing story unfold before our 
eyes. "Home Improvement's" Patricia 
Richardson also provides more than 
adequate support as Ulee's next door 
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Fonda rarely allows a smile to 
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novel 


continued from page A3 
Phillips, who is suffering from AIDS. 

Together the three friends go to 
Montana to reorder their lives. And 
of course, there is no shortage of 
handsome men at the ranch. 

Steel, who makes her living creat- 
ing that alternative universe complete 
with happy ending works in her latest 
book. Unfortunately, she falls short 
of the needed persuasion. 

The main weakness in this book 
stems from Steel's apparent lack of 
focus. For instance, it takes nearly 60 
pages to realize that Mary Stuart's 


husband blames her for their son's 
suicide. Another chapter deals with 
Tanya's marriage. The impression 
given at the beginning of the chapter 
makes it clear that Tanya's husband 
loves the spotlight and the marriage 
is fairly happy. By the end of the 
chapter, with little warning. Tanya's 
husband has left her. 

Steel seems to have a real problem 
creating characters and storyline — 
and then sticking to them, jumping 
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and over — sometimes she repeats 
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effort. The marathon finale "Make 
My Way" being one such example on 
their penchant for Dead-ening jams. 
Although in a live setting this may 
come across as convincing and reve- 
latory, on record it comes off as pure 
self-indulgence. 

Aside from their fondness for 
unnecessary guitar gluttony, one is 
still left to cope with )ohn Popper's 
incessant harmonica playing. Most 
songs on Straight On Til Morning 
run several minutes and go absolutely 
nowhere with Popper's trademark 
wheezy playing style of a certain 
candy bar-sized instrument acting as 
the sole guiding force. Unlike his 
idols Bob Dylan and Neil Young, 
Popper has not yet grasped the mean- 
ing of restraint. There's simply no 
direction and focus here. Most out of 
place is "Yours," a weak attempt at 
string-sectioned balladry that will 
move you to tears for all the wrong 
reasons. If they could only find a way 
to trim some of the fat. they might 
actually have something to offer. C- 


HOMEWORK 

Daft Punk 
Virgin 

Daft Punk are a French D) duo 
that make electronic music that 
swings, shades and surprisingly 
enough, rocks. Maybe that's because 
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel 
de Homem Christo, who are barely in 
their 20s. used to be a traditional gui- 
tar band whose music was termed 
"daft punk" by a cynical Melody 
Maker journalist. Although they 
decided to ditch the band and gui- 
tars, they held on to the adjective. 

Three years after the release of 
their chart-topping dance single "Da 
Funk" on the independent dance 
label Soma, Daft Punk have returned 
with their first proper album. 
Homework (Virgin) is 75 minutes 
worth of rough and ready breaks and 
chunky rolling rhythms that update 
and expand upon the sounds first cre- 
ated in the Chicago's mid '80s house 
scene and the Detroit's techno explo- 
sion of the early '90s. In deference to 


the pioneers of these scenes. 
"Teachers" is a fitting shout-out that 
pays homage and respect to their 
forebears. 

The genius of Homework lies in 
the fact that Daft Punk have some- 
how managed to add a degree of 
sophistication and intelligence that is 
sorely lacking in so much of today's 
electronic music. Stylistically similar 
to the Underworld and Orbital, beats 
and loops are gradually introduced 
throughout songs which adds texture 
and allows each of them to form their 
own unique structure instead of 
being left to blow idly in the wind. 
This layered effect works particularly 
well on the current single "All 
Around the World," as well as "High 
Fidelity" and "Indo Silver Club." 
Most conspicuously left out is the one 
track that combines funk, soul, house 
and acid grooves of Daft Punk into 
one singular high energy nugget, 
"Musique." No matter, with their 
knack for innovation and ability to 
bridge the gap between stylistically 
dissimilar musical styles there is more 


than enough homework to go 
around. B+ 

IN IT FOR THE MONEY 

Supergrass 
Capitol 

In considering the current crop of 
British pop/rock bands crossing the 
Atlantic, Supergrass are without 
question the most overlooked. In an 
age where gimmickry is almost neces- 
sary to sell an album, Supergrass 
have neither the boyish good looks of 
Blur, or the loutish attitudes of the 
brothers Gallagher to compete with 
these Britpop elder statesmen. As a 
result, they have been virtually 
ignored in this country, and what a 
travesty. While Supergrass may be an 
orange stuck smack in the middle of 
an apple orchard, they're the tastiest. 
juiciest orange around. 

On the young trio's 1995 debut, / 
Should Coco, Gaz Coombes and his 
mates acted like the immature 
teenagcis llM) were, spewing forth a 
manic rock attack filled with songs 
about getting busted at fifteen and 


staying out past curfew. Their new 
album. In it For the Money (Capitol) 
marks an impressive leap forward. It 
provides a boost in sophistication, 
diversity and quality without under- 
cutting the band's giddy, infectious 
energy. 

At its core, In it For the Money is a 
summation of every tried and true 
rock cliche of the last 20 years, done 
with a refreshing degree of sincerity 
and conviction. With no pretensions 
to interfere, the songs are left to be 
judged solely on their individual and 
collective merit. What a novel con- 
cept! In it For the Money is 12 ebul- 
lient blasts of energy, anchored by 
drummer Danny Coffey's furious 
cauldron of sound and Mick Quinn's 
driving bass lines that perfectly aug- 
ment Coombes' torrid guitar playing. 
Gun and exuberant, but hardly child- 
ish. Supergrass maintain a marvelous 
balance between taut control and 
reckless energy. The least you can do 
is show them the money and buy this 
outstanding album. A- 


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on Advanced Technology 
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Instead of getting experimental with 
the techno formula by attempting to 
add an emotional element to a face- 
less, anonymous genre, the three 
members of Empirion work within 
traditional framework of techno to 
act essentially as beat and rhythm 
manipulators. While this approach 
works well — most notably on the 
ominously pulsating "Quark" — it 
also exposes their fundamental weak- 
ness. Most of these largely instrumen- 
tal, atmospheric cuts simply regress 
into the same persistent beat repeated 
ad nauseam over several minutes 
which makes for a truly mind-numb- 
ing experience. Come to think of it, 
maybe that's the point. C+ 

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OK COMPUTER 

Radiohead 
Capitol 

Purveyors of grandly distressed 
pop. Radiohead are nothing if not 
mercurial. Over the course of three 
albums, this English quintet has 
moved from post-Nirvana 
self-hatred to attempting to reconcile 
the measured structures of prog- 
rock with the emotional immediacy 
of grunge. Their new album, OK 
Computer (Capitol), is a headlong 
foray into the world of art-rock that 
eschews verse-chorus-verse song 
writing for what can only be 
described as progressive experimen- 
tation. The result is an intricate and 
wholly compelling collection of songs 
that offer glimpses of a band that is 
in the midst of a truly remarkable 
creative phase. 

Long gone is the laconic and 
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G — Gen Eds. Take 'em now. 
Look for the ones with as many let- 
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hoop game — even if they did take 
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to study, great fries, home to an addi- 
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O — "Oh..." Sound you'll be mak- 
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books appears on the register in the 
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P — Parking. You'll quickly learn 
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Arachnophobia 


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and the UMass 
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it's season opener 
at home Saturday, 
to the Richmond 
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the scoop (see 
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WORLD 


Sinn Fein's Adams 
calls for peace talks 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Predicting 
a united Ireland "in our lifetime," the 
leader of the IRA-allied Sinn Fein said 
yesterday his group is ready to "com- 
promise, compromise, compromise" 
to achieve lasting peace. 

"Our commitment to a negotiated 
settlement is forever," Gerry Adams 
said at a news conference before 
meeting U.S. officials at the White 
House and on Capitol Hill. "It isn't a 
whim. It isn't temporary. It is forev- 
er." 

But Northern Ireland's largest 
Protestant party — which hasn't 
decided whether to sit down with 
Adams at peace talks next week — 
remains wary of Sinn Fein, a legal 
political party associated with the 
outlawed Irish Republican Army. 

"They don't compromise," said 
Anne Smith, a spokeswoman of the 
pro-British Ulster Unionist Party. 
"They have never backed off their 
stated goal of a united Ireland. Our 
party has made numerous compro- 
mises " 

The Washington-based Smith, 
who attended Adams' news confer- 
ence, noted that Sinn Fein has reject- 
ed demands for the Irish Republican 
Army to disarm as a condition for 
joining peace talks. The British gov- 
ernment dropped disarmament as a 
condition after deciding to try instead 
to deal with the problem as a sepa- 
rate issue. 


NATION 


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WASHINGTON (AP) — With 
Senate hearings poised to focus on 
Vice President Al Gore's fund-rais- 
ing, the justice Department said 
yesterday it is reviewing whether to 
open a preliminary inquiry to deter- 
mine if the allegations surrounding 
the vice president warrant a special 
prosecutor. 

The announcement was immedi- 
ately hailed by Republicans in 
Congress, who said it appeared 
Attorney General |anet Reno was 
poised for a major change of think- 
ing after months of refusing to 
appoint an independent counsel. 

"The Justice Department is 
reviewing whether allegations that 
the vice president illegally solicited 
campaign contributions on federal 
property should warrant a prelimi- 
nary investigation under the inde- 
pendent counsel act," the |ustice 
Department said. Department 
spokesman Bert Brandenburg 
declined to say whether yester- 
day's statement meant the depart- 
ment had found recent disclosures 
about Gore's fund-raising calls 
from the White House more trou- 
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New England's Largest College Daily • Founded in 1890 * Daily Since 1967 Thursday, September 4, 1997 


Peeping torn seen in dorm; 
bookbags stolen at Annex 


By Leigh Faulkner 

Collegian Staff 


A third incident of a shower stall peeping 
torn was reported Sunday night to 
University of Massachusetts Police, by a 
resident of Patterson Residence Hall. 

The unidentified female reported to 
UMPD that the male suspect immediately 
fled from the bathroom when she confront- 
ed him, 

Police officials have not speculated if this 
report is connected to the two peeping torn 
reports received last May from residents in 
Cance and MacKimmie Residence Halls. The 
male suspect in those cases was never appre- 
hended. 

All three reports are located in the 
Southwest South Residential Area. 

Resident Director of Patterson and 
MacKimmie, Lee Dagle was not available 
for comment. 

The only description Police were able to 
obtain in this most recent report was that 


the suspect is "a Caucasian male with light 
brown hair." according to UMass Police 
Chief )ohn Luippold. 

Police describe the male from the last two 
reports as a "white male in his early twen- 
ties, approximately 5-foot-7 and plump. He 
had a shaved head with light brown or 
blonde hair." 

UMPD urges all students to notify police 
immediately at 545-2121 if they observe 
anyone acting suspiciously in the residence 
halls. 

Police officials are also investigating three 
reports of stolen book bags from the 
Textbook Annex yesterday as the first day of 
classes marred the beginning of the Annex's 
busiest week. 

Luippold said students feel a "false sense 
of security" when they enter the Annex and 
see a police officer in front of the store. 

"When a student sees an officer, they 
think its OK to drop their bag on a shelf in 
the lobby and walk in. Students need to use 
a locker or not bring any of their belongings 
with them." Luippold said. 



Working hard for UMass 

A construction worker lays pipe by Carber field yesterday morning. 


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Nomination papers ready 
for SGA Senate elections 


ON THE INTERNET 


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By Victoria Groves 
Collegian Staff 


The Student Government 
hi (SGA) has made 
papers available for 
3tning Student Senate 
jus. Senators will be 
lected to represent students 
rom all residential areas as 
veil as those living off- cam- 



Nomination papers can be 
icked up at the SGA office 
xaied at 420 Student Union 
rom 10 a.m. today through 5 
>.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. 
Nominees are required to 
ign out the nomination forms 
and read the ■election poHcy 
known as the "Code of Conduct 
for Elections." Twenty-five sig- 
natures are required from each 
nominee's constituency. Every 
senator represents 250 stu- 
dents. 

"1 think it's really important 
for students on campus to get 
Involved and learn how to 
change policy for the better of 
the students." said Peter 
Kilbourne. Speaker of the 
Senate. 

AH elected senators are 
required to attend a training 
session on the responsibilities 


of being a member of the 
Senate. Currently, the session t 1 - 
set for Saturday, Sept. 27 

"We have a mandatory train 
ing for senators; it's a ^tipula 
tion upon running. It' 
designed to explain how t 
write a motion, follow through 
on it and the basic duties 
being a senator," Kilbourne 
said. 

Elections will take plac 
Wednesday, Sept. 24, and vot- 
ers will be able to vote for one 
candidate rortning for a senato- 
rial position in their. living area. 
There will also be referendum 
questions regarding surveil- 
lance camera* in dorm* an* 
student rights to legal rep^: 
tation at judicial hearings. 

"Many students will go 
through academic life here and 
go through grievances here and 
don't realize that they have the 
power to change policies," 
Kilbourne said. 

Elections Chancellor fodi 
Bailey is in charge of facilitating 
the elections and making sur< 
all policies are followed, 

"It's Important for students to 
go out and vote because it's 
their vote being heard. If they 
don't vote wisely, they won't be 
represented wisely," B;i 


Paparazzi blamed in Dianna's death 

Photographers investigated; alcohol still main cause of crash 


By Jeffrey Ulbrich 
Associated Press 


PARIS (AP) — Picture-hungry 
Paparazzi pushed away the first police 
officer to rush to the scene of the 
Princess Diana car wreck, police were 
quoted as saying yesterday. But the pho- 
tographers protested they are being 
turned into scapegoats. "There is enor- 
mous government and public pressure," 
Jacques l.angevin, a photographer being 
investigated in the case, told the 
Associated Press. 

Another photographer, one of the 
first on the scene, said he opened the 
car door hoping to help. 

"I saw the princess sitting on the 
floor, her back to me." Romuald Rat 
told France-2 television. "1 said in 
English to stay calm, that I was there, 
that help would arrive." Doctors later 
said she was unconscious. 

But now. Rat's boss said, "a total 
injustice" is being done to the photogra- 
pher through the criminal investigation. 
Langevin. Rat, four other photogra- 
phers and a photo-agency motorcyclist 
are under investigation on allegations of 
manslaughter and failing to aid an acci- 
dent victim, a crime under French law, 
in the deaths of Diana, her boyfriend, 
Dodi Fayed and their driver, killed 
when their car crashed at high speed in 
a tunnel along the Seine River early 
Sunday. 

Driver Henri Paul, who blood tests 


indicated was drunk, apparently had 
been trying to elude celebrity photogra- 
phers following on motorcycles. Paul 
was an employee of the Ritz Hotel, 
owned by Fayed's father, Mohamed Al 
Fayed. 

The Paris daily Le Monde reported 
Diana's family and the British royal fam- 
ily are considering joining the case as 
civil parties, which would give them 
representation in court and access to 
documents. A lawyer for the elder Fayed 
has said he also would join the case. 

In central London yesterday, thou- 
sands of mourners thronged the royal 
palaces for a fourth straight day. 
depositing flowers and other remem- 
brances on sidewalks, and waiting 
patiently for hours in line to sign books 
of condolence at St. lames's Palace, 
where Diana's coffin lay inside a closed 
chapel, awaiting Saturday's funeral at 
Westminster Abbey. 

Fearing an unmanageable crush of 
crowds Saturday, Buckingham Palace 
extended the funeral procession route 
by more than two miles. It will now 
start from Kensington Palace. Diana's 
home. The royal family issued a state- 
ment saying it was "deeply touched and 
enormously grateful" for the nation's 
response. Some had criticized the 
Windsors for their stoic near-silence in 
public since the tragedy. 

There were earlier reports the pursu- 
ing Paparazzi tangled with police at the 
accident scene, but yesterday's article in 


the Figaro newspaper was the first of an 
official police account. 

Citing initial reports by investigators, 
Le Figaro said photographers — 
unidentified — pushed back the first 
officer to arrive at the scene. Citing first 
reports by investigators. All the first 
policeman could see was "a blonde 
head" in the crushed vehicle, it said. 

"They pushed back and blocked the 
officer from coming to the aid of the 
victims." the newspaper quoted the 
police report as saying. 

Rat's boss. Didier Contant. chief edi- 
tor of the Gamma photo agency, said 
his photographer, who has first-aid 
training, was one of the first at the scene 
and was quickly at Diana's side. "He 
took her pulse and said, 'Do not move, 
plea>c. Help is coming.' As soon as help 
came, he moved back right away," 
Contant said. 

Rat said in the TV interview he did 
not call for help because he heard some- 
one else saying they would do so. He 
said he began shooting photos after help 
arrived. 

"He is in shock because he saw a ter- 
rible drama and he thinks a total injus- 
tice has been done to him," Contant 
said. He blamed "diplomatic pressure" 
to show that France is taking action on 
the British princess's death. 

langevin. a journalist with more than 
20 years of experience covering danger- 
ous stories from Beirut to Beijing, called 
the charges "exaggerated." 



Harshbarger approves questions 


By Glen Johnson 

Associated Press 


BOSTON — Term limits supporters and tax 
cut advocates cleared a major hurdle yesterday, 
as Attorney General Scott Harshbarger 
approved their proposed ballot questions for the 
1998 and 2000 state elections. 

Harshbarger, who by virtue of his office must 
certify that all proposed ballot questions pass 
legal and constitutional muster, also approved a 
ballot question proposing the eventual elimina- 
tion of tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike and 
Boston-area tunnels and bridges. 

In perhaps the biggest legal issue before him. 
Harshbarger rejected an argument from term 
limits opponents that a proposed 2000 constitu- 
tional amendment was too similar to a term lim- 
its ballot question that was approved by voters 
in 1 994 but overturned by the Supreme ludicial 
Court in |uly. 

State law says that if the questions are 


deemed similar, supporters must let two elec- 
tions pass before proposing the ballot question 
again. While the question won't be voted upon 
for two more years, the question must be pro- 
posed in 1998 in order for it to be on the 2000 
ballot. 

"There is a big difference between asking vot- 
ers if they want to approve a new law on term 
limits and asking voters if they want to change 
the state constitution," the attorney general said 
in a statement. 

"It's a much different process. In addition, 
the SIC just said that the right way to get term 
limits on the books in Massachusetts is through 
a constitutional amendment. The voters should 
have that opportunity." 

On a separate but related point. Harshbarger 
also certified a question for the 1998 election 
that proposes allowing candidates for Congress 
from Massachusetts to take a term limits pledge 
and have that fact noted on the ballot next to 

Turn to ballot, page 2 


Clinton renews pledge to education 


By Lawrence L Knutson 

Associated Press 


CHRIStOWW * CESNtK/ COUEGl*N 


Fighting for fun? 

First year students Alden Tallman and |on Barratt fight it out yesterday in front of the 
Student Union. 


OAK BLUFFS — President Clinton greeted 
the new school year yesterday by telling teachers 
it would be a terrible mistake for the Republican 
Congress to reject national testing to measure 
student performance. 

"If there's one place politics ought to stop in 
America, it's at the schoolhouse door." Clinton 
said as his aides raised the prospect of a veto 
should Congress vote to scuttle the tc-Ms. 
Taking an hour off from his summer vacation. 
Clinton drove to a teacher orientation meeting 
at Oak Bluffs Elementary School to renew his 
pitch for national standards in such basic sub- 
jects as reading, math and science and for the 
voluntary testing he said is needed to gauge the 
results. 

He called on the teachers seated in rows 
before him and on their counterparts across the 
country to send a clear message to the House 
and Senate "that you believe in standards and 
accountability for all of our children." 

He spoke as a vote neared in the House on a 
bid by Rep. William Goodling (R-Pa.). chairman 
of the House education committee, to forbid the 


Department of Education to spend any money to 
test fourth-graders in reading and eighth-graders 
in math. Goodling hopes to add the amendment 
to a spending bill for the Education and Health 
and Human Services departments. 

He said recently. "The president's plan is a 
waste of 

taxpayers' money and won't do anything 
except increase federal involvement in our 
schools." 

Education Secretary Richard Riley is pushing 
Clinton to promise a veto of the bill, should 
Goodling prevail 

"The tests should not be misused but neither 
should we pretend it's not needed," the presi- 
dent told more than 80 Martha's Vineyard teach- 
ers gathered in the school's computer-equipped 
library. 

"It would be a terrible mistake for people who 
are afraid our children can't measure up or who 
have a misguided notion that somehow the fed- 
eral government is trying to take over the direc- 
tion of education in America to persuade their 
members of Congress not to fund the tests," he 
said. 

"And that's basically the issue we are going to 
be fighting out over the next few weeks." 


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Campus Police Log 


Accident — Properly Damage 
Aug 29 

A minor two-vehicle accident 
occurred in Southwest Circle. 
Sept. 2 

A two-vehicle accident occurred 
on University Drive. No injuries 
were reported. 

Animal Complaint 

Sept. 2 

An opossum was removed liom 
the doorway of Patterson Residence 
Hall. 

Annoying Behavior 

Aug. 31 

A group of individuals were 
reported throwing a keg against 
Kennedy Residence Hall. 

A female resident from Patterson 
Resident Hall reported a peeping 
torn in the women's shower area. 

Burglary/Breaking and Entering 

Aug. 29 

A vehicle's window was smashed 
in parking lot 49 on Windmill 
Lane. 

Family Offenses, Domestics 

Aug 29 

A restraining order was served to 
a resident in Brown Residence Hall. 

Health/Safety Hazard 

Aug. 3/ 

A vehicle was leaking gas on 
Orchard Hill Drive. 

Environmental Health and Safety 
responded to a report of a blocked 
fire door at Patterson Residence 
Hall. 


Stat. 5 

Environmental Health and Safety 
was called to check on a grill out- 
side of Crampton Resilience Hall. 

Larceny 

Aug. ~>U 

An individual moving into |ohn 
Quincy Adams Residence Hall 
reported personal belongings 
stolen. 
Aug. 51 

An individual reported a wallet 
stolen in parking lot 50 on 
Emerson Road. 

A MacKimmic Resident reported 
losing her UMass ID card outside 
of the building. 
Sept. I 

Two CD players were reported 
stolen from the Campus Center 
Sept. 2 

An antenna was ripped from a 
vehicle parked in the Campus 
Center Garage. 

Liquor Law Violations 

Sept. 1 

Allison Foley, 19, 14 Jefferson 
Ave., Norwell and Aaron M. 
Armer, 19, 692 Central Turnpike. 
Sutton, were arrested for illegal 
possession and transporting liquor. 

Tyler ). Churchill, 19.9 
RiverviewTer.. West Haven, 
Conn., was arrested for illegal pos- 
session and transporting liquor. 

Noise Complaint 

Sept. I 

Evan R. Wiley, 17, 40 Partridge 
Rd., Worthington. was arrested on 
Clark Hill Road for possession ol 


( lass C and D drugs. 

Suspicious Vehicle 
Sept. 5 

George |. Chamota. 21,9 
Milldam Rd.. Acton, was arrested 
tor operating a motor vehicle under 
the influence ol liquor. 

Traffic Stop 
Aug, 29 

loshua EL Taylor. 20, 551 Bridge 
St., Northampton, was arrested for 
operating a motor vehicle with a 
suspended license. 
Aug. 51 

lames B. Bruneau, 22, 125 Peck 
Ave.. West Haven, Conn., was 
arrested for operating a motor vehi- 
cle with a suspended license and 
speeding. 
Sept. I 

Patrick A. Curley III. 21, 12 
Midland Rd.. Lynnficld was arrest- 
ed on Massachusetts Avenue for 
operating a motor vehicle under I he 
influence of liquor. 

Vandalism 

Aug. 29 

Two individuals were reported 
attempting to break into newspaper 
vending machines on Presidents 
Drive. 
Aug 50 

A vehicle was damaged in park- 
ing lot 21 on University Drive. 
Sept. I 

A door was ripped off its hinges 
in Van Meter Residence Hall. 
Sept. 2 

A vehicle parked on Thatcher 
Way was spray painted. 


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Professors publish 

Alan C. Robinson, a 

University of Massachusetts 
School of Management profes- 
sor along with Sam Stern of 
Oregon State University have 
co-authored a book titled, 
Corporate Creativity. 

Within the book, the authors 
argue that corporate managers 
can only increase creativity and 
innovation in business if they 
look where it is least expected. 
The authors set the premise 
that managers cannot predict 
who, when, where, or how cre- 
ative ideas will happen. 

In the Aug. 29 issue of 
Science, polymer science and 
engineering professor 

Murugappan Muthukumar has 
published research on the cre- 
ation of materials which may 
hold the key to new technolo- 
gies. 

Muthukumar, along with 
University alumni Christopher 
Ober and E.L. Thomas, wrote 
the article for Science. 

Funds 

The Massachusetts Arborists 
Association (MAA) has 
pledged $300,000 for the 
establishment of a $1.2 million 
professorship in commercial 
arboriculture at UMass. 

An initial payment of 
$125,000 has been made to 
Campaign UMass, the 
University's comprehensive 
campaign to raise $125 million 
in support of academic and 
student programs, improving 
the image of UMass and enlist- 
ing advocates. 

In a collaborative effort to 
improve math and science 
teaching from kindergarten 
through college, UMass, along 
with Hampshire, Amherst. Mt. 
Holyoke, Smith Colleges, 
Springfield Technical, Holyoke 
and Greenfield Community 
Colleges, have received a $5 
million, five-year grant from 
the National Science 
Foundation (NSF). 

The project's main goal is 
helping teachers and prospec- 
tive teachers to learn the most 
effective ways of teaching math 
and science. 

The program will involve 
more than 5,000 college under- 
graduates, 2.000 K-12 stu- 
dents, 80 college faculty mem- 
bers and more than 200 K-12 
teachers. 

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Big Tobacco 
takes big hit 


By Curt Anderson 
Associated Press 


WASHINGTON — Reversing course 
by an unexpectedly large margin, the 
Senate deait the tobacco industry a 
blow yesterday by approving the 
Clinton administration's $34 million 
request for a crackdown on cigarette 
sales to teen-agers. 

"Big tobacco fought it because they 
want to keep on getting these kids 
hooked," said Democratic Sen. Tom 
Harkin of Iowa, the main sponsor of 
legislation backing the administration's 
funding request. "This is one step in a 
big battle, but it's a great step." 
In July, the Senate rejected an 
attempt to fully fund the Food and 
Drug Administration program that 
would provide money for all 50 states 
to ensure stores are checking identifica- 
tion to prevent minors from buying 
tobacco products. Instead, the Senate 
had approved just $4.9 million, enough 
for perhaps 10 states. 

During the August congressional 
recess, tobacco foes lobbied furiously 
to boost the amount, focusing on a pro- 
vision of the just-completed balanced 
budget deal that permits tobacco com- 
panies to use $50 billion from a future 
cigarette tsx increase to help pay for 
the proposed national settlement of 
health-related smoking lawsuits. 

Harkin also changed the source of 
the $34 million for FDA from an 
assessment on tobacco companies to a 
reduction in computer money for the 
Agriculture Department. 

"I think in many cases people have 
had a closer look and that they feel very 
comfortable with the vote." said Senate 
Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D- 
S.D.). who switched his vote. 

When the issue came to a vote yes- 
terday, senators joined Daschle in 
rejecting an attempt to kill Harkin's 
amendment by a surprisingly decisive 
70-28 vote. Harkin's previous effort 
failed 52-48. 

The amendment was added to the 
Agriculture Department spending bill 
for fiscal 1998. It now goes to a confer- 
ence committee to be reconciled with 
the House version. The House has 
approved $24 million for the FDA 
youth anti-smoking initiative. 

Meanwhile, a Senate committee con- 
tinued hearings Wednesday on the pro- 
posed $368 billion settlement of state 
health-related smoking lawsuits despite 
growing sentiment that Congress will 
put the issue off until next year because 
of its complexity and controversial 
nature. 

"At this point, it doesn't appear as if 
we're prepared... to come to any con- 
clusion about the tobacco agreement," 
Daschle said. "We want to make sure 
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Opinion I Editorial 


Page 4 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Thursday/ September 4, 1997 


University unions benefit all 


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Labor Issues 


(Brian L. C\(arfenricz 


Some of you might remember see- 
ing groups of 30 to 40 average-look- 
ing people in spring 1996. joined 
together walking in circles and carry- 
ing signs 
at the 
main door 
of the 
Whit more 
Building. 

Those 
men and 
women 

were members of the University of 
Massachusetts police department 
who staged informational pickets to 
publicly voice their displeasure with 
perceived delays in contract negotia- 
tions. 

The UMass police, who are repre- 
sented by the International 
Brotherhood of Police Officers 
Union, concluded their negotiations 
with the Board of Trustees in August 
1996. The agreement reached was 
retroactive to |an. 1, 1995 and 
remains in effect until Dec. 31, 
1997. 

Police officers aren't the only ones 
represented by unions here at 
UMass. On the contrary, the majori- 
ty of the thousands of employees on 
campus have union affiliation. 
Unions play an integral role in the 
quality of the University's working 
community. They empower their 
members to do better for themselves 
and improve their working condi- 
tions. They provide procedures for 
the equitable resolution of griev- 


ances, terms of employment and 
means by which the employer and 
union consult on mutually perceived 
problems. 

The IBPO was 
formed over 30 


years ago by a 
small group of 
Rhode Island 
police officers. 
The officers 
were being 
harassed by offi- 
cials in the com- 
munities they 
served and 
sought the assis- 
tance of the 
National 
Association of 
Government Employees and the 
tremendous resources they had at 
their disposal. IBPO's appeal to 
NAGE was received favorably and 
this marked the beginning of their 
affiliation. 

The UMass police department has 
been a member of the IBPO since 
September 18, 1972 and has been 
very active in legislative matters that 
both directly and indirectly affect 
members of our University commu- 
nity. For instance, in bringing about 


"The majority of 
the thousands of 
employees on 
campus have 
union affiliation. 
Unions play an 
integral role in the 
quality of the 
University's work- 
ing community. " 


competitive benefits and wages we 
have ensured that competent and 
well-trained police officers are on 
hand to provide public safety. Our 
efforts to develop an Educational 
Incentive Plan will help in the reten- 
tion of those 
officers with 
college degrees 
who offer a 
direct link to 
our academic 
environment. 

The IBPO, 
through its 
affiliate NAGE, 
has also been a 
driving force 
for beneficial 
legislation in 
behalf of law 
enforcement 
officers 
throughout the 
country. The 
current 
$100,000 death 
benefit for survivors of law enforce- 
ment officers killed in the line of 
duty is a direct result of the union's 
powerful influence in Washington. 

Every member of our community 
is impacted by the role of organized 
labor. It is in recognition of this fact 
that our nation has chosen to distin- 
guish the labor movement through 
the observance of a national holiday. 
Brian L. Narkewicz is the 
President of the IBPO Local 432A at 
UMass. 



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I'd like to share with you the story of Semyon 
Klich, a Russian man I had the good fortune to 
interview over the summer. 

Klich moved to my hometown. Andover, four 
years ago from St. Petersburg. Russia, where he 
had lived most of his life. 

Nearing 70 years of age. Klich is a small man 
who has retained both his full head of hair and his 
health. Radiating energy, Klich speaks quickly and 
with intensity. His English is accented, but clear, 
and his words are gripping. 

A skilled radar engineer and author. Klich left 
Russia to escape the rampant anti-Semitism he 
encountered in his homeland. 

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because of his religion, he was not considered a 
true citizen, and where he was unable to publicly 
share his faith. 

"!t is terrible to remember," Klich began. 

"I left Russia four years ago, at the time after 
Perestroika [the policy of restructuring, instituted 
by Mikhail Gorbachev] began, and the situation 
had changed a great deal. 

"There was more religious freedom, and some 
synagogues were reborn. It is important to know 
that synagogues were mostly closed before 
Perestroika, and only in two big cities, Moscow 


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and St. Petersburg, did they ha# one synagogue. 
Giant cities, with one synagogue. 

"Many people were afraid to attend the syna- 
gogue. The Jewish religion was repressed in many 
ways. People were afraid to show they wanted to 
attend the synagogues. Only retired people attend- 
ed," Klich continued. 

"On our passports we were identified as either 
Russian or Jewish. If you were Jewish, it was very 
difficult to find a good job or enroll in a good uni- 
versity. 

"All my life I have felt that I am not a person as 
Russian persons are because I'm Jewish. 1 was feel- 
ing that I am not an equal to 
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than other Russian people and even high bosses, I 
wasn't able to be the boss, because I was Jewish." 

"Before. anti-Semitism was state legalized. But 
now, anti- Semitism still exists in the form that 
offends the Jewish people. It's another kind of 
anti-Semitism," he concluded. 

Klich's words have had a great impact on me; I 
have been unable to remove them from my memo- 
ry since I spoke with him in July. 

I think of Klich every time I walk through the 
door of my church to celebrate Mass, and feel 
grateful that 1 am free to practice my religion. 

I have never feared that going to church would 


put me at risk of being attacked or that proclaim- 
ing my faith could keep me from going to school 
or getting a job. 

My small hometown of 30.000 residents has 
two synagogues and many churches. 1 cannot 
imagine what it would be like if our large cities, 
like Boston or New York, had only one syna- 
gogue, only one place of worship for millions of 
people. 

Klich told me that he is now attending services 
at the synagogue and celebrating the Jewish holi- 
days openly for the first time in his life. 

I also can not imagine what it would be like to 
live for 60 years without expressing my religion 
and yet to still maintain my faith. Klich made me 
question what my religion means to me — what 
would my faith be like if I never went to Mass, 
couldn't celebrate Christmas and Easter and 
couldn't share my faith outside of my family? 

What would my faith be like if I never joined in 
group prayer, if 1 never went to Sunday School, or 
had a youth group? 

In short, what would my faith be like without 
any of the trappings or the support of organized 
religion? 

Klich has both reminded me of the significance 
of freedom of religion and inspired me to reevalu- 
ate what my own faith is based on and to explore 
the line between faith and religion. 

Tamar Carroll is a Collegian staff member. 


Focus on Race 

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on Race. If you are interested in con- 
tributing: call 545-1491, e-mail "let- 
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Disagreeing with the 
Agreement 


The Multilateral Agreement on 
Investments (MAI) — it is "an 
agreement by governments to 
protect international investors 
and their investments and to lib- 
eralize 
investment 
regimes." If 
that way of 
thinking 
about ft 

bores you, 
tr\ this one: 
it is an 

incredibly complex plot that 
obscures the very simple goal of 
complete control of the interna- 
tional economy. 

Does this sound like Cold 
War-era, doom-mongering about 
the Communist Threat? Guess 
again; this is the Capitalist 
Threat. 

On May 31, The Boston- 
Cambridge Alliance for 
Democracy hosted the first pub- 
lic discussion of the MAI to 
occur in the United States. 

That this was a first is surpris- 
ing, considering that the impor- 
tant agreement is 
"90 percent com- 
plete." The MAI, 
which expands 
on certain 

aspects of the 
unpopular 
NAFTA, has 
been negotiate 
behind close 
doors. Until this 
summer, even 
many 
Congresspeople 

(who will even- 

tually be called on to ratify it 
into law) had not heard about it. 

The United States Council for 
International Business (USCIB) 
has been privy to negotiations, 
though, giving the State 
Department its take on how the 
MAI should read. 

No one should be surprised to 
hear that there is no labor repre- 
sentation. Especially when the 
USClB's president wrote, "We 
will oppose any and all measures 
to create or even imply binding 
obligations (in the MAI) for gov- 
ernments or business related to... 
labor." 

The Alliance for Democracy 
conference included eight ple- 
nary panels covering a variety of 
areas which the MAI. if adopted, 
will impact. In the plenary I went 
to, we discussed the impact the 
MAI will have on labor move- 
ments, and directions labor can 
take in navigating the hostile 
global economy. 

Thea Lee, the Assistant 


Labor Issues 


<Danid<Bodah 


' Workers 
need to take a 
stance on what 
\ form a global- 
ized economy 
will have. " 


Director for International 
Economics at the AFL-CIO, dis- 
cussed a Labor Forum held in 
Brazil by organizations from 
throughout the Americas last 
May. The 
Forum 
coincided 
with a 

meeting of 
trad/e, .min- 
isters next 
door, at 
which the 
ministers were working toward a 
Free Trade Area of the Americas. 
According to Lee, the minis- 
ters were furious at even the 
mention of the possibility of 
labor having a trace of input into 
their negotiations. Much like the 
USCIB. 

The major concern for labor in 
these ongoing movements toward 
globalizing the economy may at 
this point be simply getting a say. 
However, there are also bigger 
issues that need to be tackled. 

Although a globalized economy 
may be a natural extension of the 
direction 
technologi- 
cal advance 
is going, 
workers 
need to take 
a stance on 
what form 
that econo- 
my will 
have. 
Building an 
internation- 
al labor 
— — — ^— — movement 
now is important to keep up with 
the schemes of corporations that 
realize how easily labor can be 
abused in some other nations. 

Racism and fear of losing jobs 
to workers in less-costly coun- 
tries also poses the danger that 
workers here in the United States 
could be played against their fel- 
lows abroad, surely to the delight 
of business interests 

Those negotiating the MAI 
have tipped their hand: they are 
aiming for enforceable interna- 
tional laws that would trump 
such pesky annoyances as the 
minimum wage, worker safety 
regulations, child labor laws, and 
anything else that diminishes the 
investor's bang for his buck. 
How well they succeed depends 
to an extent on what we let them 
get away with. 

The full draft text of the MAI 
is available online at 
"http://www.citizen.org/gtw". 

Daniel Bodah is a Collegian 
columnist 


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Thursday, September 4, 1997 


Arts & Living 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Page 5 


Dance floor guerrillas: techno-punks bring the noise 


By Marty Keone 

ColUgian Staff 


PRODIGY 

The Fat of the Land 
Maverick/XL 

When Prodigy's "Firestarter" lit up 
thej singles charts last fall, it 
appeared that electronica — the 
industry buzzword for machine-gen- 
crated dance music — was at long 
lastjpoised for a North American 
breakthrough. Finally, the hype dis- 
pensers said, the rave new world of 
Eurcjpe was about to show American 
teens a way out of their guitar-domi- 
nated cul de sac. 

Of course, missing from these pro- 
nouncements was an acknowledg- 
ment that electronic music has been 
an integral part of the pop music fab- 
ric in this country since the late 70's. 
It all begs asks one question: What is 
the house founded in Chicago, the 
techno that charged Detroit, and the 
hip-hop that blossomed from the 
rubble of the South Bronx if not 
electronic music? 

Hot on the heels of a multimil- 
lion-dollar deal with Madonna's 
Maverick label comes Prodigy's wild- 
ly anticipated The Fat of the Land 
t Maverick/XL). It is hard to believe 
that only two years ago. Prodigy's 
domestic debut, Music for the fitted 
Generation, fell flat and the band 
lost its American record deal. 

Will the reception be different this 


time around? Undoubtedly. The 
album debuted at No. 1 on 
Billboard's album chart, and has 
been entrenched in the top ten since 
its July release. Of all the recent 
releases by the new wave of British 
electronic acts. The Fat of the Land 
(which includes the incendiary 
"Firestarter") is the likeliest candi- 
date for commercial crossover suc- 
cess. 

The reason is not only because 
Prodigy has two charismatic vocalists 
(Maxim, the scary dread-locked and 
kilted one and Keith Flint, the white, 
inverse mohawked version of 
Maxim), but because of the diversity 
of its content; hip-hop, techno and 
hard rock/punk sensibilities are all 
intertwined in the familiarity of mas- 
termind Liam Howlett's clever 
breakbeat style. 

Howlett clearly adores American 
hip-hop and he's not afraid to wear 
his inspirations on his sleeve. By 
stacking Derrick Carter-style break- 
beats end to end like dominos on the 
opening "Smack My Bitch Up," he 
evokes the breathless linear momen- 
tum of Public Enemy's "Bring the 
Noise" or Run D.M.C.'s "Sucker 
MC's" — both of which are purely 
electronic concoctions that nonethe- 
less rock like hell. 

Howlett even recruited the elusive 
Kool Keith (a.k.a. Dr. Octagon) of 
the seminal hip-hop outfit 
Ultramagnetic MC's to throw down a 
vicious rap on "Diesel Power," a 


song that stands out as techno's best 
attempt at hip-hop with tam- 
bourine-laced beats that reciprocate 
the smoothness of Keith's rhymes. 

"Breathe," the album's second sin- 
gle, brilliantly infuses a 
call-and-response chorus with a 
maelstrom of throbbing beats and 
well-constructed dance grooves, not 
to mention the haunting strumming 
of an acoustic guitar that bridges a 
sinister chorus with the second 
verse. 

Destined to become a club classic, 
"Funky Shit" deftly intertwines high- 
ly orchestrated rhythms around a 
heavy electronic noise sample remi- 
niscent of a boiling kettle whistle, 
adding the occasional "Oh my god 
that's some funky shit!" rant cour- 
tesy of the Beastie Boys. Guaranteed 
to perform as well in your car as at 
the clubs or even at frat parties, 
"Funky Shit" could very well make 
Prodigy the first techno band to 
break through on all these levels. 

Still, for all of the futuristic under- 
tones in his barrage, Howlett looks 
backwards to punk for his primary 
inspiration more often than not. It's 
an impression cemented by Prodigy's 
recent club tour, when the band's 
relentless but simplistic assault 
evoked not so much the future of 
rock — as so many claim them to be 
— but rather the "no future" threat- 
ened by Johnny Rotten and the Sex 

Turn to PRODIGY, page 8 



COURTESY MORTEN LARSON 

Prodigy mastermind Liam Howlett (second from left) rekindles the 
punk fury of the Sex Pistols on The Fat Of The Land. 


Squire, Seahorses disappoint with boring first release 


By Marty Keane 

Collegian Staff 


SEAHORSES 

Do It Yourself 
Geffen 

Crazy, wild and heart-pumping 
rock n' roll. The kind that gets under 
your skin and makes you choose some 
goofy, body-jacking manifestation of 
enjoyment, be it lurching your head 
or moving your feet. Unexpected 
hooks that just sound so right, it's as 
if the song were always there, it just 
took somebody to become a vehicle. - 
I nfurrtJmately, thcjMaze all ihinu*. 
that the Seahorses don't provide. 

With fohn Squire, formerly of the 
Stone Roses, playing guitar, I expect- 


ed a little more jab from the band. 
Having producer Tony Visconti, col- 
laborator on numerous David 
Bowie, T-Rex and Thin 
Lizzie records, I expected 
a little more creativity. 
Instead, where there 
should be punch, 
there is just 
defense... a careful 
plan not to drive you 
to rock ecstasy 
Squire's once brilliant 
guitar squalls have now been 
reduced to snoozy, almost self-serv- 
ing' solo*. If Do It Yourself seems to 
l fc'cWctrWcl. it's little wonder. 
Everything here has been done 
before, and better, on the Stone 
Roses' 1989 self-titled debut. 



Vocalist Chris Helme is a decent 
enough singer, but lacks the visceral 
drawl of Ian Brown. You could 
do much worse, but proba- 
bly not more boring. C 

MATCHBOX 20 

Yourself Or Someone 

Like You 

Lava/ Atlantic 

One hit wonders — 
we know the songs, but 
who played them? Whatever 
happened to Modem English ("I Melt 
With You") and all of those other 
bands on those cheesy compilations? 
Well, here's a band that may have 
that title soon: their name is 
Matchbox 20, and their hit is called 


"Push." After the single's well-struc- 
tured melodicism, the other tunes on 
Yourself or Someone Like You seem 
like flimsy plywood imitations trying 
to replicate the magic of that one 
song., but it doesn't work. On top of 
that, it's merely second-generation 
Candlebox. Can you say "Dishwalla 
Part II?" D 

MORRISSEY 

Maladjusted 

Mercury 

Morrissey? Maladjusted? Who 
would have thought? After an incredi- 
ble career with the hugely influential 
Smiths, many pass off his solo career 
as simply reliving his past glories. 
That simply is not the case. 


Maladjusted is his eighth studio effort 
and on it, Morrissey is right where 
he's always been and right where we 
want him to be — in the throes of tur- 
moil. The title track is Morrissey at 
his finest, both lyrically and musically. 
The familiar sound of his gorgeous 
voice effortlessly belting out heartfelt 
sentiments of personal upheaval 
soothe the soul while his acerbic 
lyrics bite back with a sugar-coated 
voracity. When he croons "Trouble 
Loves Me," it's nearly impossible not 
to be convinced of his emotions, 
awash in his perfunctory melancholic 

& a vdmWrw*msmima*mmmmsrmum.- 

The true gem of Maladjusted, 
thottfth. i(t"*Satan Rejected Mr Soul." 

Turn to TRAX, page 6 


Bushnell prepares 
for a number of 
Broadway shows 

By Alex Iglesias 
Collegian Staff 

The Bushnell Theater's Broadway 
series will soon close its season as 
one of Broadway's newest hits, 
Chicago, takes the stage. The musi- 
cal will be making a stop at the 
Hartford theater on Oct. 21-26 as 
part of its two-year national tour. 

Chicago has captivated audiences 
around the country since its debut 
in 1996, bringing about a unique 
sense of theater. With its outra- 
geously believable plot — like some- 
thing out of a daytime soap opera — 
Chicago creates a fascinating fantasy 
world filled with money, murder, 
swindling lawyers and seduction. 
It's a non-stop journey through the 
life story of a murderess, Roxie 
Hart, who evades punishment for 
her merciless crime, while still 
manipulating the ever-so-gullible 
media as she quickly rises to star- 
dom. 

Chicago was considered the best 
show on Broadway during the 1996 
theater season and has continued to 
be one of the most vibrant and 
eye-catching productions of the 
year. It's a power-packed combo of 
music and dance, filled with some of 
the stage's sexiest dance choreogra- 
phy and exploding with crowd 
pleasing hits like "All that Jazz," 
"Mr. Cellophane" and "Razzle 
Dazzle," composed by the Tony 
Award-winning team of John 
Kander and Fred Ebb (Kiss of the 
Spider Women, Cabaret). Chicago 
creates a dynamically stupendous 
show that leaves you wondering if 
murder could ever seem so intrigu- 
ing... so sexy. 

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Networks ready for battle; line-ups set for approaching season 


By Seemo Gongotirkar 

Collegian Staff 


The fall season is upon us and the 
networks are scrambling to get our 
attention. This season, we'll learn 
whether Doug and Carol finally get 
together on "ER" or if Mulder really 
committed suicide on the "X-Files." 
The networks are also bringing back a 
couple of television veterans to tempt 
viewers into watching. 

After a dismal year with the 
Nielsens. ABC has the most ground to 
make up. The network's broadcast of 
a U2 concert this summer set an 
all-time record — the wrong kind. 
The concert drew the lowest ever rat- 
ings recorded for a television show. 

ABC used to rule Friday nights 
with its teen-orientated line-up. Two 
of the shows from that line-up, 
"Family Matters" and "Step by Step," 
have jumped ship to CBS. "Family 
Matters," which is the most popular 
television show among 

African-Americans, spent eight sea- 
sons on ABC. "Step by Step" which 
features Patrick Duffy and Suzanne 
Sommers. made the switch when the 
sitcom kept getting bumped for the 
lackluster "Clueless." 

In addition, "Roseanne" ended its 
eighth run on ABC this past spring 
and the sacchrine laden "Lois & 
Clark" did not make the cut for the 
fall season. You can check out the 
reruns of the action series on TNT 
starting this fall. Dean Cain fans can 
also catch the former Superman in 
Best Men, due in October and Dog 
Boys, which wrapped in |une. Bob 
Saget, the longtime host of 
"America's Funniest Home Videos" 
joins Roseanne in bidding ABC adios. 
Saget has hosted the show since 1 990 



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Bill Cosby returns for a second 
season of "Cosby" on CBS. 

and feels it's time for a change. 

"That's millions of people getting 
hit in the groin. It was really time for 
both parties to move on," Saget told 
the New York Daily News. 

ABC has picked MTV's Daisy 
Fuentes as Saget 's replacement. 

In addition, ABC is now the new 
home of Julia Roberts' big brother, 
Eric. Roberts. 40. will star in "C-16: 
FBI" with Angie Harmon. He plays 
|ohn Olansky, head of the elite 16th 
squad of the FBI's Los Angeles office. 

Roberts described his character as 
being "just as complex, interesting 
and intense as a lot of the bad guys 
I've played." 

NBC has been home to some of the 
little screen's most popular sitcoms in 
years past, such as "Cheers" and "The 
Cosby Show." Bill Cosby is back on 
CBS with a new show, while various 
"Cheers" alums try their hands at new 
series. Their attempts haven't always 
been so successful. Last season, Ted 
Danson teamed with wife Mary 
Steenburgen for the CBS series "Ink," 


while Rhea Perlman starred in 
"Pearl." Both shows fared less than 
well and were cancelled this fall. You 
can catch former "Cheers" fixture 
George Wendt on Tea Leoni's 
"Naked Truth" and of course Kelsey 
Grammar as he continues to breathe 
life into his role as Frasier Crane in 
"Frasier." 

So far, "Frasier," which is entering 
its fifth season, has fared the best out 
of all attempts by the "Cheers" veter- 
ans. This November, the sitcom will 
air its 100th episode. Grammar 
attributed the popularity of his show 
to the character he plays. He described 
the neurotic Seattle psychiatrist at a 
press conference as "a wonderfully 
self- sacrificing, self-obsessed human 
being, and that's probably what makes 
him recognizable to most people." 

Hoping to echo Grammar's success, 
Kirstie Alley is returning to the tube in 
"Veronica's Closet." Alley described 
her character to the New York Daily 
News saying, "She's not that savvy. 
She started out as a model, get it? 
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not that bright. That's pretty much 
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offered me the opportunity to play this 
grown-up guy." 

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make Dilbert proud. Savage plays 
Mike Peyser, an idealistic college grad 
who hopes to succeed by trying really 
hard. 

It's more than friendship keeping 
the cast of the hit NBC sitcom 
"Friends" together. It's more like a 
grunt load of cash to the tune of 
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The new agreement between NBC 
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the upcoming season. Previously, 
NBC had been paying roughly $1 mil- 
lion per episode. Because of the 
increased costs, advertisers can 
expect to pay more than the previous 
rate of $450,000 per 30 second spot. 

Last season, "Third Rock From the 
Sun" reigned as one of the top sit- 
coms on the air, winning both 
Emmys and Golden Globes. This 
coming season, Roseanne will make a 
guest appearance as the alien wife of 
Dick (John Lithgow). According to 
an NBC spokesman, Roseanne's role 
may be recurring if audience reaction 
is favorable. 

Joining "Third Rock" and 
"Working" on NBC's Wednesday 
night line-up will be television veter- 
an Tony Danza. Danza, who flopped 


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in a series last year, returns with 
"The Tony Danza Show." On the 
show, Danza plays a sports columnist 
and single father of two girls. Maria 
Canals co- stars as Danza's assistant, 
who helps him out of various jams. 

CBS is emerging as the big winner 
this season. Its Monday night line-up 
remains strong with lead-in "Cosby" 
followed by "Murphy Brown" and 
"Cybil." 

Joining the Monday line-up is 
"George & Leo," a new sitcom star- 
ring Bob Ncwhart and Judd Hirsch. 
Newhart plays a widowed bookstore 
owner living on Martha's Vineyard. 
Hirsh is Leo, Newhart's satirical foil. 
The two meet when Hirsch's daugh- 
ter is about to marry Newhart's son. 
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Kirstie Alley will try her luck in a 
new show debuting on NBC 
Thursdays. 


entendre from "George & Leo." 
Newhart anticipates his show will 
contain cleaner humor than other 
television offerings. 

"That isn't the kind of show I like 
to do," Newhart told the Associated 
Press. "I think we can go a little fur 
ther than we have in the past, but not 
like some of the shows I've seen. 
They're more shock than they are 
funny." 

In the long-running "Murphy 
Brown," the title character (played by 
Candice Bergen) will develop breast 
cancer. The story line is based on 
anchorwoman Linda Ellerbee's fight 
with breast cancer. 

"Anything that speaks of breast 
cancer above a whisper is ultimately 
good for women," Ellerbee said 
about the new twist in Murphy's life. 

CBS has perfected the art of grab- 
bing shows from other networks. 
Last year, it picked up NBC's "JAG." 
In addition to scooping up "Step by 
Step" and "Family Matters," the net- 
work has added NBC's "Unsolved 
Mysteries" to its Friday night lineup. 

Parents beware: Weird Al 
Yankovic is taking to the airways. 

"I was a warped little boy, and 
now I'm out to warp the youth of 
America," Yankovic said. His new 
show will air Sunday mornings on 
CBS. Yankovic will live in a cave 
with Harvey the Hamster as his com- 
panion. 

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media services by Seema Gangatirkar. 


continued from page 5 
Clearly one of the best song titles he 
has ever come up with, a catchy gui- 
tar hook and sarcastic lyrics, it is an 
instant Morrissey classic. Longtime 
producer Steve Lillywhite once again 
captures the Mozzer's true spirit with 
crisp, clean production. Now 37 years 
old, the times and music around him 
have certainly changed, but Morrissey 
just can't seem to shake what's bug- 
ging him. Hard core fans will surely 
embrace this latest effort, but 
Maladjusted is also a reason for those 
who scoff to give him another chance. 
B 

PAVEMENT 

Shady lane EP 
Matador 

Much like the combo appetizer at 
Chili's, Pavement's Shady Lane EP 
offers up five pleasant tastes in conve- 
nient bite-sized portions. Each one 
has a unique flavor, yet they all seem 
to compliment each other in perfect 
unison. The title track features 
Pavement at the top of its game, with 


musical and lyrical abstractions 
galore, capped off when singer-gui- 
tarist Steven Malkmus unexpectedly 
announces, "You've been chosen as 
an extra in the movie adaptation of 
the sequel to your life." Coming from 
anyone else, I'd say the guy got into 
the gene pool when the lifeguard 
wasn't watching, but by now, we've 
come to expect this engaging brand of 
silliness communicated through his 
singing-in-the- shower vocal deliv- 
ery. 

Later, Pavement borrows the old 
Ramones tradition of yelling, 
"1-2-3-4!" in introducing "Wanna 
Mess You Around," a glorious punk 
rave-up of the highest order. They 
haven't rocked this hard since Slanted 
& Enchanted's "Conduit for Sale." 
"Slowly Typed" and "No Tan Lines" 
also see Pavement test boundaries by 
subtly pushing the band members' 
creative abilities. Even though "Cherry 
Area" is a little too slackeresque, it's 
still a whimsical guilty pleasure. 

Just what a good Pavement EP 
should be: a solid A-sllde, some 


abstruse experimental excursions and 
plenty of Malkmus' goofy vocal mean- 
derings. Always a recipe for success. 

§» 

PAUL WELLER 

Heavy Soul 
Island 

The modfather is back. While the 
songs remain largely the same, 
anthemic with lots of big guitar chords, 
Heavy Soul (Island) is a more rocking 
and uplifting affair that its predecessor, 
Stanley Road. Weller, who has been 
deified by nearly everyone in contem- 
porary British pop, continues to blend 
'60's-style folk-rock ("I Should Have 
Been There to Inspire You"). 
Americana-tinged British folk 
("Driving Nowhere") and church-wor- 
thy soul ("Golden Sands"). However, 
more than anything, Heavy Soul shows 
why Weller is credited with the perfec- 
tion of the wah-wah style of guitar 
playing that has provided people like 
Oasis' Noel Gallagher with a mems to 
make a living. B 



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Emmy producers prepare for awards 


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ing to prepare for his upcoming role as Emmy host. 

Studying a videotape of last March's Oscar eeremoin. 
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comic palter, song and dance — and decided to do it his 
way: straight. 

"He (Crystal) does this for a living and he docs it very 
well." said the television newsman. "That's not what I'm 
going to try to do." 

"I'm going to try to be inconspicuous and try to make sure 
the show goes smoothly, people enjoy themselves and the 
show seems seamless." Gumbel said. "And that it's conduct- 
ed with a degree of dignity and class and decorum." 

Don Mischer. producer of the ceremony, which airs at 8 
p.m. on CBS Sunday, Sept. J 4. says he's got the right man in 
Gumbel, who jumped from NBC's "Today" to CBS and is 
being showcased by his new network. 

"A good host i> someone who can take you efficiently and 
gracefully through the evening," said Mischer. "Bryant's got a 
manner about him; he's easy going, he's intelligent, he's total- 
ly comfortable with live television." 

He also won't feel compelled to unleash a laugh-getting 
zinger each time he appears, which can make a show look 
like it's simply trying too hard, Mischer said. 

If Emmy has any problems, they're not on the stage, the 


producer said — they're in the audience. 

'Seats are just a gigantic problem," Mischer said. "There's 
demand that far, far exceeds the number available" at the 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Emmy's longtime home with a 
capacity of about 2,600. 

Take *ER," for example, the leading nominee with 22 bids 
— which just happens to equal the number of places allotted 
for the drama's large slate of producers and one guest each. 

That figure doesn't even include nominated "ER" stars like 
Anthony Edwards, lulianna Margulies and their guests. The 
shortage leaves even network executives scrambling for tick- 
ets, let alone awards. 

The trophies, of course, are the real goal, especially in a 
year when Home Box Office nearly nudged the Big Three 
broadcast networks out for the most bids, ultimately falling 
just two shy of NBC's 92 nominations. 

Leading series nominees include HBO's "The Larry 
Sanders Show" with 16 nominations. Fox's "The X-Files" 
with 12. ABC's "NYPD Blue" with 1 1 and NBC's "Seinfeld" 
and "Frasier" with nine nods each. 

For those watching the Academy of Television Arts & 
Sciences ceremony at home, the truly pressing issue is 
whether the three-hour show will be a dud or a doozy. 

The lineup of presenters is properly starry, including 
Candice Bergen; Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of 
"The X-Files"; Glenn Close; Laurence Fishburne, Alfre 
Woodard and funnymen and women including Bob 
Newhart, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres. 


Prodigy 


continued from page 5 

Pistols two decades ago. 

An out-of-the-blue cover of L7's 
"Fuel My Fire" closes the album and 
is Prodigy's strongest, most straight- 
forward punk statement. Guest 
vocals from Republica's Saffron, 
along with Flint's trademark 
Rottenesque sneer, propel the tune's 
defiantly brash hook ("People like 


you just fuel my fire"), while Howlett 
adds a pummelling drum loop and 
svnth treatments that blatantly mimic 
metallic, shredding chords that keep 
the frentic pace moving like an 
out-of- control roller coaster. 

There are greater transgressions 
than trying to transfer the spirit of 
the Pistols to the machine age. But 


the next time someone spouts on 
about how Prodigy's music repre- 
sents the future of rock, suggest a 
visit to the hip-hop and punk sec- 
tions in a well-stocked record store. 
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by firestarters who were rocking out 
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create the Cuban sound. With its infectious harmonics 
and charanga 'rhythms, it inspired generations of musi- 
cians, including the supergroups of today such as Los 
Van and Irakere. 

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material in years and much of it sounds, appropriately 
enough, like the bands it inspired. This is great music — 
both the modern tracks and the basic old-time grooves 
that remind us of the Orquesta Aragon that played 
Havana's casinos in the 1940s and '50s. 

The group — obviously a different lineup from 
when it was created — is now led by the son of the 
late founder Rafael Ley. but the newcomers have been 
true to their predecessors' direction. The disc's open- 
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charanga. 

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Senegalese music, and has found real success m Europe 
as well. 

Heavier on the traditional instruments — especially 
drums — than most Senegalese pop amiticiana, they 
have relied on solid songwritmg and pure vocals. But 
over the past few years their music has become more 
electronic, while the writing has gone downhill, resulting 
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works to make it seem almost New Age. Listen a couple 
of times and you'll be hooked. The rest of the album is 
more traditional Toure Kunda. but ihey have managed 
to integrate Senegalese instruments like the kora into a 
more modern groove while still sounding solid this 
isn't a masterpiece, but it indicates a comeback lor 
Toure Kunda may be in the works. 


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By Paul Newberry 
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ATLANTA — When Chipper 
lones looks around the Atlanta club- 
house, he already sees three Cy 
Young Award winners. 

"It sure would be neat to have 
four guys in here with a Cy Young," 
the Braves third baseman said. 

Denny Neagle is doing his part. 
Supposedly the anonymous member 
of a rotation that includes Greg 
Maddux (NL Cy Young winner, 
1992-95), Tom Glavine ('91) and 
(ohn Smoltz ('96). Neagle is making 
a strong case that he's the best 
pitcher in the NL this year. While 
Maddux is having a typically bril- 
liant season and Montreal's Pedro 
Martinez deserves strong considera- 
tion with 16 wins and a microscopic 
1.63 ERA, it may be impossible for 
the voters to deny Neagle. 

Consider these numbers: 

He became the NL's first 19-game 
winner Tuesday night, pitching a 
four-hit shutout against the Detroit 
Tigers. With a record of 19-3, he 
has the best winning percentage 
(.864) in the majors. His four 
shutouts are tied for the major- 
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ular basis, would cast his Cy Young 
vote for Neagle. 

"I kind of sense that no matter 
what Mad Dog (Maddux) does, he'll 
always be the front-runner," lones 
said. "The fans will want to give it to 
him again, so Denny's got to go out 
there and win it. He's got that killer 
instinct, that tunnel vision, and he's 
really working his magic right now." 

Neagle's 19th victory might have 
been his most impressive. He 
allowed only three singles and a 
double to the Tigers, but erased two 
of the runners on double plays and 
wound up facing only two batters 
above the minimum. He struck out 
six. walked none and kept Detroit 
off balance all night with his mysti- 
fying assortment of pitches. 

"Detroit had no idea what was 
coming." catcher Javy Lopez said. 
"He never throws the same pitch 
twice in a row." 

Neagle also went 2-for-3 at the 
plate, including his third career homer. 

"I've never been a strong finisher 
in the second half," said Neagle, 
whose previous best record was 16- 
9 last season. "1 wanted to make a 
point this second half that I could 
finish out the year on a good note." 

"If 1 know him, he's going to keep 
pushing in September," shortstop 
Jeff Blauser said. "He's liable to win 
24-25 games." 

If that happens, the Cy Young 
Award will probably stay in the 
Braves' family, the Atlanta club- 
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Then Johnson trots off, his record 
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The Florida Marlins' catcher 
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Cerone's major league record. In 105 
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"You don't start a season thinking 
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A season without a passed ball is 
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do both in the same year? 

"Amazing," said Andy Etchebarren, 
a coach for the Baltimore Orioles and 
a major league catcher for 1 5 seasons. 
"If he catches 120 to 130 games and 
doesn't have a passed ball or an error, 
that's hard to believe." 

The Orioles got their first look at 
Johnson during an 

interleague series this week. In 
Florida's extra-inning victory 
Tuesday, he picked a Baltimore run- 
ner off second base, tagged out two 
runners at the plate and had two hits, 
including a single to start the game- 
winning rally in the 10th inning. 

"That catcher," Baltimore manager 
Davey Johnson said, "is all-world." 

By any measure, the 26-year-old 
Florida native and University of 
Miami product is enjoying the best 
season in a three-year career that 
already includes two Gold Gloves. He 


has been a catalyst as the Marlins 
close in on the first playoff berth in 
franchise history. 

"If we were to lose C.J., that would 
be the worst loss on the team," said 
teammate Darren Daulton, a former 
catcher. "We couldn't afford it." 

Because of defense, Johnson made 
the All-Star team this year for the 
first time despite a .226 average. 
Then he got hot, and through 
Tuesday he was hitting .340 since the 
All-Star break, raising his season 
average to .272 with 18 homers and 
57 RBIs. 

"Don't get too close to him — you 
might get bumed," teammate Tony 
Saunders joked. 

Johnson said the All-Star berth 
boosted his confidence, and since 
then he has felt more comfortable at 
the plate. 

"I've just been relaxed, and that 
has helped me to see the ball a lot 
better," he said. 

The Marlins always considered any 
offense from Johnson a bonus 
because of his play behind the plate. 
In 326 career games he has just 10 
errors and 10 passed balls, and his 
arm ranks with the best at any posi- 
tion. For the third consecutive year, 
he has the highest success rate in the 
National League against base-stealers, 
throwing out 41 in 91 attempts (45 
percent). 

A throw Johnson made Tuesday 
may have been his most memorable 
of the season, in a weird sequence of 
events, he picked off a pinch-runner 
for a pinch-runner, who also hap- 
pened to be one of his best friends. 

After Baltimore's Harold Baines 
singled, Shawn Boskie ran for him at 
first. Following a walk, Boskie was 
replaced at second by Jeffrey 
Hammonds. Then, when Jeff 
Reboulet missed a bunt attempt, 
Johnson picked off Hammonds. 

Later, in the clubhouse, Johnson 
watched a replay of Hammonds stray- 
ing too far off second base. 

"Don't do it, Jeff," Johnson said to 
the video screen, before adding with a 
smile, "He was best man at my wed- 
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Patriots on the move, Bledsoe looking sharp * charge 

' CD 17 continued trom pa^ 


When I started to write my first 
National Football League column of 
the year, 1 contemplated blasting 
Pete Carroll for being too soft on the 
New England Patriots. He just 
seemed a bit too casual to follow up 
the season Bill Parcells left us with. 
He didn't want to name team cap- 
tains and overall just wanted to be a 
buddy-buddy. Kevin Kennedy-type 
guy with his players. 

But after what I saw on Sunday, I 
don't care. I have never seen Drew 
Bledsoe play with so much authority 
and fire than he did against San 
Diego. No matter how good Parcells 
is. he never got Drew to play like 
that. He was running, blocking, 
throwing his hands in the air and fir- 
ing the ball at will, embarrassing the 
Charger defense in the process. 

The whole Patriots team looked to 
be enjoying themselves. Damn, I'd 
hate to be enjoying my job. 

After looking over the Patriots 
during the pre-season, the major 
question mark was Bledsoe. The 
receiving core is in tact. The Pats 
have one of the premier running 
backs in the ganu- (Curtis Martin) 
with one of the best lead blockers in 
Sam Gash, the best receiving tight 
end in Ben Coates, a quality offen- 
sive line and a no-name, soon-to-be 
all-pro defense. 

So all that was left was the gener- 
al, the man who must control the 
tempo of every game he is involved 
in. Well, I don't want to prematurely 
wet myself, but Drew played the 
best game of his career on Sunday. 


He completed 67 percent of his 
passess to eight different receivers 
for 540 yards, threw for four touch- 
downs and even ran for eight yards. 
He shuffled around in the pocket 
and got out of it when he needed to. 

It was his 1 4th 500-plus yard 
game in only his fifth season. At 25 
years of age, Bledsoe could be form- 
ing into the kind of quarterback 
everybody has been waiting for him 
to become. 

But the best part about Sunday's 
debut of the new Patriots regime 
was how happy the team was to be 
out there. No sour H^M^HMal 
pusses, no looks to 
the sideline to see if 
what you did was 
going to be accept- 
ed or not. The team 
had a good time, 
and the coach was 
right there with them. 

To all those analysts who didn't 
believe in the talent the Patriots had 
and truly believed it was just Bill 
Parcells who brought them to the 
Superbowl (Chris Collinsworth to 
name one), a thumb on the nose to 
you. 

In other NFL news: 

•With Marc Brunnell out for six 
weeks, Kerry Collins out for six 
weeks, Dan Marino only 90 percent, 
(on Elway with a sore throwing arm 
and Troy Aikman and Steve Young 
only one concussion each from 
retirement, this season will not only 
be one for new coaching staffs but 
one for inexperienced quarterbacks. 


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Looks like Bubby Brister is going to 
make the highlight reels again. 
Yippee! 

•Jeff George is once again trying 
to claim he was just a victim of poor 
coaching down in Atlanta but will 
now be a good boy under the eye- 
patch of the Raiders. 

Wait a minute! A good boy for the 
Raiders. They're not supposed to be 
good. They are supposed to cause 
injuries and lead the league in penal- 
ties. That's it. Anyway, George isn't 
as good as people think he is. Sure, 
he can throw the ball a mile, but 
once things stop 
going his way he'll 
turn back into the 
cry-baby we all 
know him for. 

•One team that 
could turn out to 
be a one hit won- 
der is the Carolina Panthers. During 
the first few exhibition games, they 
have showed me nothing that proves 
to me that they will make it to the 
playoffs again. But last year they 
started off slow, sb we'll wait and 
see. 

•With Wayne Fonts out and 
Bobby Ross in as the new head 
coach of the Detroit lions, Barry 
Sanders will now be utilized correct- 
ly. For the past eight seasons the 
soon-to-be deemed greatest running 
back in NFL history has been the 
lone man in the backfield. Now, alter 
all this time, he has been given a full- 
back (Brad Baxter) to help pave the 
way for some extra yards. 


•To no surprise, the Packers have 
been picked to win the Superbowl. 
most likely because the NFC has no 
one else to challenge them. The 
Cowboys are still dangerous, (on and 
off the field), but I believe their days 
of Superbowl glory are over. The 
49ers have a new coach, and with 
the loss of Jerry Rice for the season 
are as questionable as Carolina. 
Speaking of the Panthers... they are 
without Collins at the helm and 
Steve Buerlein is not the answer. 

•It's just an opinion, but 1 think 
Bill Parcells has been dead for a 
while and the lets are just playing 
tapes of old press conferences he 
made while coaching the Patriots. 
It's just a theory. 

There looks to be quite a few 
teams fighting for playoff spots this 
year. The Packers and the Broncos 
are shoe-ins for division titles. After 
the display the Pats gave on Sunday, 
we may see them again in January. 
After that, who the hell knows right 
now? For all we know, the 
Buccaneers could win the 
Superbowl. Actually, considering 
how they defeated the 49ers on 
Sunday, that might not be so 
far-fetched. 

After every two-bit, so-called 
expert has said his piece, it still looks 
like there is going to be some great 
football this season. I'll be coming at 
you every week this year to try and 
tell you something you don't already 
know. 

Jonathan M. Place is a Collegian 
columnist. 


continued trom page 14 
his young players, but he should be 
able to read between the lines when 
management thinks that 97-year-old 
Shawon Dunston can improve their 
team and boost them into playoff con- 
tention. 

Uh, nice try buccos. but sorry try 
again. 

There is some reason for optimism 
at the convergence (where ihe three 
rivers come 

together... con verge... Three Rivers 
Stadium. ..ahh forget it!). Tony 
Womack and lose Guillen arc two 
bright stars around whom a good 
team can be built, but there is work 
to do yet if you think Dunston is your 
answer now. 

• Unlike most people, I have issues 
with the American League Rookie of 
the Year race — the one that actually 
ended when Nomar went on his 
50-game hit streak. Imagine the 
power numbers Jose Cruz, Jr. would 
have if he had spent the entire season 
in the major leagues. If he had the 
chance to approach the 40-homer 
plateau, Garp might have had a run 
for his money. 


Or, if the Angels played in the first 
half like they've been playing lately. 
|ason Dickson might be closing in on 
20 wins by now. How about 
Dickson's teammate Darin Erstad 
who is learning a new position (first 
base) and batting third in one of the 
league's most potent offensive 
attacks. 

Don't get me wrong, Nomar should 
probably get a few MVP votes, never 
mind Rookie of the Year. He has 
quickly established himself as one of 
the lop 10 all-around ballplayers in 
the junior circuit, an indisputable 
fact. 

No? 

Go ahead, name ten better. ..I 
didn't think so! 

• Does anyone remember the Wake 
Forest game at Mullins a couple years 
ago? Yeah, remember the over-rated 
cheer we graced Tim Duncan with? 
Well, we were a little bit off base 
back then, but 1 have two words for 
all of you Yankees fans that may have 
been in attendance: Hideki Irabu. 

Fred Hurlbrink. ]r. is a Collegian 
Columnist. 


USC, UCLA both underdogs at home 


The UMass Media Relations staff is holding a meeting 

for all interested newcomers Monday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. in 

Boyden Building, Room 249. The Media Relations 

department is the public relations wing of the athletic 

department. If you have any questions, please call the 

Media Relations office at 545-2439. 


By Richard Rosenblatt 

Associated Press 


College football in Los Angeles may have reached 
a new low this week: Both Southern California and 
UCLA are double-digit underdogs. At home. 

Tough to comprehend, perhaps, but the reason- 
ing seems justified considering the opposition. The 
23rd-ranked Trojans open the season against No. 5 
Florida State and the Bruins play No. 3 Tennessee 
at the Rose Bowl. 

"USC is definitely a program that any college 
coach would like to play," Seminoles coach Bobby 
Bowden said. 

For Florida State, Saturday might be a good time 
for the first meeting between the teams. The 
Seminoles are favored by 12 1/2 points, even with a 
bunch of suspended players. 

USC coach |ohn Robinson figures his team needs 
a little luck to pull an upset. 

"I don't think our weapons are very sharp," 
Robinson, who will start sophomore John Fox at 
quarterback, said. "We're not one of those teams 
where you say, 'Whoa.' Our weapons could be pret- 
ty sharp by midseason." 

While the Seminoles go with Thad Busby — he 
threw for 1 ,866 yards and 16 TDs in '96 — Fox has 
thrown two passes for the Trojans — one incom- 
plete, the other intercepted. 

The Vols, coming off a 52- 1 7 rout of Texas Tech 
that saw Peyton Manning tie a school record with 
five TD passes, are favored by 14 1/2 points over 
the Bruins. 

UCLA dropped a 37-34 decision at Washington 
State last week as the Cougars' Ryan Leaf threw for 
381 yards and three TDs and the defense stopped 


freshman lermaine Lewis on fourth-and-goal from 
the one with 2:48 left. 

How can the Bruins stop Manning? 

"You've just got to hope that you improve," 
UCLA coach Bob Toledo said. "This isn't the NFL, 
you don't make trades or put guys on waivers. 
We've got to go with the guys that we've got." The 
Vols, meanwhile, had problems with the Bruins last 
season before winning 35-20 at Knoxville, Tenn., in 
Toledo's coaching debut. 

UCLA crossed up the Vols' offense with a variety 
of attacking defenses. Tennessee coach Phillip 
Fulmer remembers it w<None>ell. "Last year it was 
just a fire drill out there at times, trying to figure out 
who to block," Fulmer said. "It'll help us having 
played them once, and it'll help that we've seen 
them on film once this year." 

Twenty of the Top 25 teams are in action this 
weekend, including three matchups between ranked 
teams — No. 5 Florida State at No. 23 USC, No. 7 
Washington at No. 19 Brigham Young and No. 24 
Colorado State at No. 8 Colorado. 

BYU lost one game last season — 29-17 to 
Washington — and is )'X>king to, spring an upset at 
home. 

"This game wtii not make or break our season, 
because we have a chance to be a good ballclub," 
BYU coach LaVell Edwards said. "We'll be ready 
to play and I think we'll give a good account of 
ourselves." 

Six Top 25 games are first-time matchups: 
Florida State-USC, Auburn-Virginia, Indiana-North 
Carolina, Central Michigan-Florida, Texas-El Paso- 
LSU and Rutgers-Texas. 

My picks: 

Pittsburgh (plus 32) at No. 1 Penn State 


Mike McQueary passes first test as Nittany Lions 
QB... PENN STATE 44-14. 

Central Michigan (plus 40 1/2) at No. 2 Florida 

Gators score points aplenty now that coach 
Steve Spurrier is angry at his offense... FLORIDA 
56-7. 

No. 3 Tennessee (minus 14 1/2) at UCLA 

Now that Peyton Manning is warmed up... TEN- 
NESSEE 42-31. No. 4 Washington (minus 7) at 
No. 19 Brigham Young 

BYU has score to settle, but Huskies OB Brock 
Huard has other plans... WASHINGTON 41-21. 

No. 5 Florida State (minus 12 1/2) at No. 23 
Southern California Seminoles 37-11-1 vs. teams 
ranked in AP poll... FLORIDA STATE 35-28. 

Indiana (plus 29 1/2) at No. 7 North Carolina 

Tar Heels defense still the best; offense pretty 
good, too... NORTH CAROLINA 42-7. 

No. 24 Colorado State (plus 15 1/2) at No. 8 
Colorado 

Buffs are 31-1-1 vs. Rams in Boulder... COL- 
ORADO 42-35. Texas-El Paso (plus 37) at No. 10 
LSU 

Kevin Faulk. gels his Heisman campaign off to 
flying start... LSU 42-14. 

Georgia Tech (plus 20) at No. 1 1 Notre Dame 

Finally. Bob Davie makes Notre Dame coaching 
debut... NOTRE DAME 35-20. 


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Collegian Classifieds 


University of Massachusetts • Phone: (413)545-3500 F<ix: (413)545-1592 


AUTO FOR SALE 


19 Ford Tempo auto. 103K. 
runs great Many options. Call 
Joe 253-4871 after 5pm $2000 
or B/0 

HONDA CIVIC 90 3 dr. hatch. 4 
speed, manual, mileage 87,100. 
Excellent condition Call after 
5 30 pm at 256-3433 


EMPLOYMENT 


Grocery Shopper to deliver to 
Longmeadow family Looking for 
individual to do grocery shop- 
ping at Bread and Circus and 
deliver 1-2 times weekly. Must 
have own car and be depend- 
able Some knowledge of Kosher 
food helpful Flat rale preferred 
Call Alan (413)736-4635 ext 221 

Jobs For The Environment 

Campaign with MassPirg to pro- 
tect our planet Flexible sched- 
ule $50-$75/Day Call Terri 256- 
6434 

Cooks Wanted Experience a 
plus but not necessary. Apply 
immediately in person. Cutty's 
Food and Spirits 55 University 
Drive. 549-5700 

UMass Athletic 

Development- Event Staff 
wanted for Athletic Fund Events 
throughout the 1997-98 athletic 
year Must be 21+ For further 
information respond to 308 
Mullins, or call 595-9672 


EMPLOYMENT 


Tutor In Residence 

Assistant House Manager and 
Tutorial Supervisor wanted in 
Amherst. A Better Chance 
Program Free room and board 
for services For application pro- 
cedure, call Mr. /Mrs Lewis. 
253-3440 

Mother's Helper Wanted 10 

15 hrs per week Please call 
549-7788 

Carp Provider Needed 

Monday thru Friday 8:30-5:30. 
Two children. Amherst home. 
Good pay Nice family Own car 
Love for children. Non-smoking. 
Call evenings Leave voice mail 
message for Dave Press 1 256- 
6006 

Personal Care Attendant for 

male quad Morning, evening, 
and overnight $7 85 per hour 
Call 546-0666 

Full Time Day Delivery or 
Kitchen Help Wanted 30-40 
hrs/week. Apply at DP. Dough, 
Downtown Amherst 256-1616 

Babysitter Needed Now tor 

two kids, 9-11 Thurs.-Fri., 3:00- 
6:30 Occasionally other days. 
Must have car and be a non- 
smoker Call Suzanne at 253- 
3975 


EMPLOYMENT 


House Cleaner Responsible, 
References. Part-Time. 

Permanent Bus 549-0413 

Wanted Immediately: Student 
Handyman, Landscaper, Driver. 
$7 00 per hour Must have a car 
(413)549-1578 

Drivers and Kitchen Help 

Must be able to work 30 hours 
per week Flexible hours Apply 
at DP Dough, Downtown 
Amherst 256-1616 

Students Wanted!!! 

Part-Time Sales 

Marketing Job 

Visit www.eduinfo.com 


Part-Time Administrative 
Assistant 

Clerical position in small 
Amherst office of Spanish study 
abroad program Located on bus 
route Requirements: data entry, 
computer skills, and excellent 
grammar/spelling skills 
Knowledge of Spanish a plus. 
Approximately 20 hours/week; 
afternoons preferred 

Competitve salary. Send letter 
and resume to: CC-CS, 446 Main 
Street. Amherst, MA 01002- 
2314 


FOR RENT 


Fridge Rentals 253-9742 Free 
Delivery 


FOR SALE 


Now Twin Serta Mattress 

Includes NEW bed frame and 
box spring Call Brian at 549- 
5046 $50 

Queen Futon Mattress Deluxe 
foam core, thick cotton, double 
layer, 18 density. The Best 
Excellent condition $150/B0. 
256-822S 

Dorm Refrigerator $30 Fender 
Bass Amp $140 Fender Jazz 
Bass w/hcase $160 Leather 
Jacket- never worn $40 All of 
these items are in good condi- 
tion. For details call Chris at 
584-8680 

MAC II s i 15" color monitor, 
modem, laser printer. $600 or 
best offer 256-3472. 


Cash Identify amount Possible 
locations. 253-3682 


INSTRUCTION 


Performing Arts Division 

offers Group and Private 
Instruction in Music, 
Theater, and Dance. 
PAD is located in 73 
Bartlett Hall, UMass 

(413)545-0519 for info 


MISCELLANEOUS 


FREE T-SHIRT + $1000 

Credit Card fundraisers for fra- 
ternities, sororities, and groups 
Any campus organization can 
raise up to $1000 by earning a 
whopping $5 00/VTSA applica- 
tion. Call 1 -800-932-0528 ext 
65. Qualified callers receive 
FREE T-Shirt 

#1 CAMPUS FUNDRAISER 

Raise all the money your 
group needs by sponsor- 
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your campus. No invest- 
ment and very little time 
needed. There's no obliga- 
tion, so why not call for 

information today. 
Call 1-800-323-8454x95 

Start Your Own Fraternity! 

Zeta Beta Tau is looking for 
male students to start a new 
chapter If you are interested in 
academic success, a chance to 
network, and an opportunity to 
make friends in a non-pledging 
brotherhood, e-mail: zbt@zbtna- 
tional.org or call Joe Alfidi at 
(317)334 1898 

Extra $$$ Opportunity for confi- 
dent self-starter. Contact with 
international students at 1-888- 
670-2906. Leave message; 


ROOM FOR RENT 


Grads and Visiting Faculty: 

Large, sunny, quiet room in pri- 
vate home N/S 5 minutes to 
UMass, Amherst Center Buses 
Call before 9:30 pm 549-5431 


ROOMMATE WANTED 


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Housemate/Respite help. Easy, 
fun Call (413)527-6279. 
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Looking for two people to 

share 1 large room in two bed- 
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bus route, behind campus. For 
info please call Brad at 
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Rental Problems Questions 
about your lease/security 
deposit deductions? Questions 
about subletting/assigning leas- 
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ment? Contact The Student 
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 


Auditions — All 
members of the 
University and Five 
College community 
who wish to play in the 
University Orchestra 
(strings, winds, brass, 
percussion), directed by 
Mark Russel Smith, 
may sign up today for 
winds/brass only 
(except trumpet), from 
1-4 p.m. in the Fine 
Arts Center, room 167. 
Please bring two con- 
trasting selections of 
your choice, ie. orches- 
tral excerpts, a move- 
ment from a sonata or 
concerto. You may be 
asked to sight read 
material from the 
upcoming season. 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 


Auditions — All 
members of the 
University and Five 
College community 
who wish to play in the 
University Orchestra 
(strings, winds, brass, 


percussion), directed by 
Mark Russel Smith, 
may sign up today for 
trumpets only from 
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 
winds/brass only from 
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
and 1:30-5 p.m. in the 
Bezanson Auditorium, 
Fine Arts Center, room 
248. Please bring two 
contrasting selections 
of your choice, ie. 
orchestral excerpts, a 
movement from a 
sonata or concerto. You 
may be asked to sight 
read material from the 
upcoming season. 
Auditions — All 


SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 7 


members of the 
University and Five 
College community 
who wish to play in the 
University Orchestra 
(strings, winds, brass, 
percussion), directed by 
Mark Russel Smith, 
may sign up today for 
strings only from 9 
a.m. -noon and 1-5 
p.m. in Bezanson 


Auditorium, Fine Arts 
Center, room 248. 
Please bring two con- 
trasting selections of 
your choice, ie. orches- 
tral excerpts, a move- 
ment from a sonata or 
concerto. 

Community — "Love 
Feast," sponsored by 
the Christian 

Foundation at UMass, a 
day of music, spirit and 
community, will be held 
at 10 a.m. at Wesley 
Church, 365 N. 
Pleasant St. at Fearing. 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 


Open house — 
Everywoman's Center, 
located in Wilder Hall, 
is hosting an Open 
House from 9 a.m. -4 
p.m. Staff will be avail- 
able to provide infor- 
mation about paid stu- 
dent positions, intern- 
ships and volunteer 
opportunities for stu- 
dents and community 
women. Refreshments 
will be provided. All 
members of the campus 


and community 
welcome. 


are 


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 


Discussion — "The 
Politics of Birth 
Control," a discussion 
about why many 
women can't obtain the 
family planning 

resources they need, 
and what you can do 
about it, will be held at 
8 p.m. in Thompson 
Auditorium, room 102. 
Join fellow students and 
Peter H. Kostmayer, 
executive director of 
"Zero Population 
Growth." 


NOTICES 


Blood drive — Come 
and help the American 
Red Cross meet the 
challenge of providing a 
safe and available blood 
supply for all those who 
need it by donating 
blood at the UMass Fall 
Kick-Off Blood Drives. 
The drives will be held 
today from 10:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m. in the 


Student Union 

Ballroom, as well as 
Sept 9-10 from 10:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m. and 
Sept. 11 from 9:30 
a.m. -3:30 p.m. on the 
first floor of the 
Campus Center. Donors 
can make an appoint- 
ment by calling (800) 
462-2229. Walk-ins 
are welcome. 

Library tours — The 
Du Bois Library will be 
hosting orientation 
tours Sept. 4-5 and 
8-12. The tours will 
leave from the Entrance 
lobby at 10:30 a.m. and 
2:30 p.m. daily. Come, 
visit and get to know 
the library. 

Student government 
— Nominations papers 
for the Undergraduate 
Student Senate will be 
made available in the 
Student Government 
Association office, 
located in the Student 
Union, room 420. 
Nominations open 
today at 10 a.m. and 
will close at 5 p.m. on 


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release containing all pertinent information, 
including the name and phone number of the 
contact person to the Collegian, c/o the 
Managing Editor by noon the previous day. 


Friday, Sept. 19. If 
there are any questions, 
please contact Jodi 
Bailey at 545-0342. 

Volunteer — The 
Programs Against 
Violence Against 
Women of the 
Everywoman's Center 
are now accepting 
applications from 
women who want to 
become volunteer 
counselors or educa- 
tors. To join our fall 
70-hour training for 
new volunteers, to 
learn more about issues 
of violence against 
women, and to make a 
difference in areas of 
sexual assault and rela- 
tionship violence, 
please call 545-0883. 
The application dead- 
line is Sept. 8, 1997. 
Bilingual women and 
women of color are 
strongly encouraged to 
apply. 


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Thursday, September 4, 1997 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Richmond blows by Massachusetts in opener 



By Jonathan M. Place 
Collegian Staff 


Richmond 
Massachusetts 


For the last four years, the season opener has not 
played favorably for the Massachusetts football 
team. The Minutemen (0-1) continued its cold 
streak on Saturday, dropping its first game of the 
season to Richmond (1-0). 21- 6 in the inaugural 
Atlantic 10 Conference game at Warren McGuirk 
Alumni Stadium. 

After converting a touchdown on its first drive 
of the season, UMass was unable to successfully 
move the ball down the field against a tough 
Spiders defense. 

"We have to 
run the ball to win 
football games," 
Massachusetts 
coach Mike 

Hodges said. 

The Minutemen ran for only 44 yards on the 
day, 38 of which came during the first quarter. For 
a team that led the conference in rushing in 1996, 
the totals from Saturday's game pose a problem for 
a squad known for its ground game. 

In its first series, Smith completed all six passes, 
including a five yard connection to Kerry Taylor to 
score UMass* first touchdown of the season. The 
Minutemen's first drive of the year took 10 plays, 
covering 57 yards over five minutes. 

Unfortunately for the Minutemen, it would be 
the only impressive series of the game. 

At the end of the first half UMass was holding 
to a 6-0 lead. The defense shut down 


Pendergrass took the ball three plays in a row and 
ran it in for his second score of the game. The 
Spiders now led the game 14-6. 

Two drives later, Richmond obtained the ball on 
its own 22 yard-line after a 35 yard punt from 
Maclay. The first play was a connection between 
Shannon and Duane (ones for 21 yards. Two plays 
later, Richmond put the game away with I 49 yard 
run from Turner which took the Spiders down to 


the UMass five yard line and eventually set up a 
five yard pass to Lewandoski to put Richmond up 
21-6. 

"We played better today than we did last year, 
when we beat them." said Hodges, referring to last 
season's 23-17 UMass win in Richmond. 

"I wasn't that surprised at how Richmond 
played," Hodges said. "They have one of the best 
defenses in the conference. They played well." 


Junior TE Kerry Taylor 
bright spot in UMass bss 


on 

Richmond's offense and forced them to punt six 
times. On the other hand, the Spiders had done the 
same thing to the Minutemen, shutting them out to 
6 all-purpose yards in the second quarter. 
Actually, after the initial drive for UMass. they 
never got past Richmond's 38 yard line. 

In the second half, the Minutemen could not get 
anything going. By the end of the game, Andy 
Maclay had punted 10 times, with an average of 
40.6 yards, a long of 55. 

What looked to be a solid performance from a 
young and inexperienced team turned into a rough 
first outing for everybody. 

"We played well," said Smith, who ended the 
day 18 of 39 for 165 yards. "I didn't. I didn't exe- 
cute when I needed to." 

Perhaps Smith took the loss hard, but the sopho- 
more had an impressive performance under the cir- 
cumstances. Under constant pressure the whole 
game. Smith was able throw 39 times, completing 
18, both career highs. 

The second half was dominated by Richmond, 
lasper Pendergrass, who only rushed for 30 yards 
in the first half finished up the game with 106 
yards and two touchdowns on 23 rushes. Not only 
did Pendergrass penetrate the Minutemen defen- 
sive line, but Tyrone Turner also ran for 59 yards, 
averaging 7.4 yards per carry. 

Richmond's first touchdown came off of a 
UMass fumble within the first three minutes of the 
third quarter. Smith was caught for a loss of seven 
yards when Paris Lenon forced the ball loose. Two 
plays later, the Spiders found the endzone. After a 
28 yard pass from Matt Shannon to Muneer 
Moore, Pendergrass tied the game with a two yard 
score. With the extra point Richmond took the 
lead. 7-6. 

Early in the fourth quarter. Richmond recovered 
another fumble on UMass' 20 yard line. 



COURTESY MEDIA RELATIONS 

Sophomore quarterback Jeff Smith (No. 1 2) went 1 8 of 39 for 1 65 yards on Saturday, but it wasn't 
enough for the Minutemen, who lost to Richmond 21-6 in the season opener. 


By Corey Peter Goodman 

Collegian Staff 

While Saturday's opening-day 
loss to last year's Yankee 
Conference cellar-dwelling 
Richmond Spiders proved to be 
both disheartening and deflating 

for the Massachusetts football 
team's 1997 hopes. the 
eve opening play of junior tight 
end Kerry Taylor shed some light 
on an otherwise dreary after- 
noon. 

Taylor, of Mansfield, matched 
cereei totals in receiving and 
yardage in Saturday's first half 
alone, before surpassing them 
after the break. Kor the game. 
Taylor snagged six passes for 90 
yards, including an early 
five-yard touchdown pass from 
quarterback leff Smith that gave 
coach Mike Hodges and the 
Minutemen their only lead of the 
game. 

Commonly referred to by his 
teammates aa "Ben Coates" — 
the New England Patriots' Pro 
Bowl tight end — Taylor dis- 
played a reliable set of hands, 
with better than average speed 
and a willingness to dig in and 
challenge Richmond's lineback- 
ers with his large 6-foot-2, 248 
pound frame. Many of his catches 
Saturday were acrobatic, in 
crowds and under intense pres- 
sure from the middle of the 
Spider defense. 

Though his performance was 
special, adding clout to UMass' 
already top-notch receiving 
corps. Taylor claims his best has 
yet to come. 

"I think I've got a lot to offer 
this team. Right now. I'm just 
trying to make a name for 
myself." Taylor said. "I want to 
show everyone that I am capable 
of doing what I did today every 
week." 

Taylor was a noticeable spark 
plug off the field Saturday for the 
Minutemen as well. Bouncing up 
and down, with his helmet raised 
to the sky. Taylor saluted the 
individual successes of the 
Minutemen defensive unit even 
when the game appeared out of 
reach. 

"Really, though. I'm a quiet 
guy." Taylor said. "But you have 
to have emotion to play this 
game. If you don't have it. you 
don't belong out there. I was just 
trying to get the team up out 
there. I didn't think the game 


was over yet." 

With overwhelming size, 
strength, ability, and most impor- 
tantly... a level head, one might 
wonder where the junior has 
been hiding the past two years. 

Arriving in Amherst in the fall 
of 1995, Taylor's resume was 
impressive. With 30 receptions 
for 600 yards during his senior 
year at Mansfield High School 
alone. Taylor played in the 
Shriners All-Star Game and was 
an a\\-Altleborough Sun 
Chronicle and all-Hockomock 
League selection. 

But the high school star soon 
learned that the road to success 
at UMass would be much longer. 
Spending two years platooning 
with former tight ends Bryan 
Hcaly and Erik Henry was frus- 
trating for Taylor, who was used 
to the spotlight. 

"It was tough, because 1 really 
wanted to play more," he said. 
"But I understood I was going to 
have to wait my turn." 

Now, as UMass' starting tight 
end and Smith's No. 1 target, 
Taylor looks back and sees how 
he's improved in the program. 

"Bryan was a great blocker. 
Erik was a great receiver," he 
said. "They were great players 
and I'm a much better football 
player because of them. Playing 
under them was a learning expe- 
rience." 

With an abundance of skills, 
and two years experience under 
his belt. Taylor says he is ready 
to assume more of a leadership 
role. 

"I'd like for the younger guys 
to see me as a leader," Taylor 
said. "I've learned a lot here, and 
1 think I can teach them a lot too. 
Whatever it takes to win, I'll do 
it." 

And Taylor thinks there will be 
a lot of winning in UMass' 
future, despite Saturday's out- 
come. 

"Everyone works hard here, 
and a lot of guys can step up if 
they need to," he said. "Our 
offense and defense if working 
good, and if we execute like we 
should we're going to win a lot of 
games. This week just happened 
to be my day. Next week, it will 
be someone else's." 

Taylor and the Minutemen 
hope to even up their schedule on 
Sept. 13 when they head to 
Orono, Maine to battle the Black 
Bears of the University of Maine. 


Looking ahead to 1999, 
Sadler, Rose lead charge 


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Enough already about Roger 
Clemens. 

He's gone. If you were a fan 
before — a real one — you still are. 
if only just a little bit. 

He's gonna win the Cy Young 
award — his fourth — with the 
Toronto Blue lays, okay, get over it. 
He's having the best season of 
his career with a Canadian expan- 
sion team. He keeps talking about 
how unhappy he was in Boston and 
now he's sticking a big fat rosin 
bag where the sun don't shine in 
Dan Duquette's little world. 

There's no ■eaaaBBBaBaanaaBi 
issue here. 

Duquette didn't 
want the Rocket 
back, and he 
didn't want to 
come back. 

Clemens bolt- 
ed for a big wad 

of cash... and the chance to play on 
a competitive ball club — yeah, 
whatever! Nobody in their right 
mind could have actually thought 
the Blue (ays could compete for a 
division title. But, the important 
part is that Clemens wanted out, 
and the rotisserie Duke had no use 
for him in the long run. 

Anyway, Duquette's master plan 
is still on track despite that pesky 
playoff appearance in 1995. 
Clemens' departure lowered expec- 
tations for the Red Sox this sum- 
mer, and they have met those 
almost-. 500 standards, while 
entertaining fans with awesome 
offensive production. 

The pitching trio of Jeff Suppan. 
Brian Rose and Carl Pavano is 
edging closer to becoming a reality. 
The impending trade of |ohn 
Valentin will bring some sort of 
talent, like a top-flight right fielder 
— Valentin and a lower level pitch- 
ing prospect like |uan Pena could 
bring Sammy Sou over, 'cause the 
Cubbies just can't afford that big 
contract they just gave their pre- 
mier slugger. 


Prospects Michael Coleman and 
Donnie Sadler represent the speed 
— Coleman has good power too — 
that the Sox have lacked for so 
long. Jason Varitek and Trot 
Nixon are also on the verge of ful- 
filling their unlimited potential as 
future major league stars. 

Nomar Garciaparra has alt cads 
taken the mantle from Mo Vaughn 
as the best ballplayer in Boston, 
and the pair could be as formidable 
a 2-3 combo in the lineup as 
Seattle's duo of young icons. 

Picture this lineup on the field in 
^^^■^■hhm 1999. ..Sadler 


Women's soccer starts season on high note 


By Jorma Kansanen 
Collegian Staff 


Major Leauge 
Baseball 


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Garciaparra 
(SS), Vaughn 
(lb). Sosa(RF), 
Reggie 
Jefferson I Dili. 
Coleman (CF), 
Tim Naehring 
(3b), Nixon (LF), Varitek (C). 

Where's Wilfredo Cordero? 
Who knows, who cares? Check 
those guys in the stylin' orange 
vests walking along the side of the 
Pike. 

And how about this pitching 
staff... Suppan. Rose. Pavano, Bret 
Sabcrhagen and John Wasdin (give 
him time) in the rotation; and Tom 
Gordon closing out games with 
Derek Lowe. Jim Corsi and the 
gang setting him up. 

Potential is such a dangerous 
word, but it's lookin' like a pretty 
swell team there ladies. 
Roger who? 

• Has anyone seen the Round 
Mound of Rehah. Kevin Mitchell? 
And you guys that work at Denny's 
don't count. 

• How about those Pittsburgh 
Pirates? Boy, there's nothing like 
the weakest division in baseball lo 
make you think you're a good 
team. 

Manager Gene La Mont has done 
an outstanding job of squeezing 
every last ounce of "talent" out of 

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Massachusetts 4 
Fairfield 


AGAWAM — If the preseason is 
any indicator of how successful a 
team will be in the regular season, 
then the New Oilcans Saints would 
be a Super Bowl contender. But, a 
firm grip on reality counterbalances 
that thought process, and when the 
real season begins, it's literally a 
team's new -tart. 

Such was the case for the No. 15 
Massachusetts women's soccer team 
last Saturday night, 
and after a frightful 
preseason, a 4-0 club- 
bing of [airfield 
University in its sea- 
son opener at Agawam High School 
was delightful. Alter a 2-1 win over 
Fairfield in last season's opener, 
coach |im Rudy noticed the difference 
between his mote technical, yet slow- 
er, squad ol 199b and his quicker, yet 
less experienced, squad of 1997. 

"1-ast year, Fairfield came out with a 
sort of double /one. oppressive 
defense and there was not a lot of 
space for us to play." Rudy said. "They 
came out and engaged us tonight on 
all parts of the field. We played a very 
long game early in order to make the 
field bigger, so that we could get into a 
short game with their defense." 

Pour players made their impact felt 
on the offensive side of the hall in this 
rout, including last year's Atlantic 10 
Rookie of the Year Emma Kurowski (2 
goals. I assist), sophomore midfielder 
Robin Smith (I goal), junior forward 
Sophie Lecot (I goal) and freshman 
forward Kara Green ( I aerial). 

For Smith, what a difference a year 
can make from a lot 
closer-than-it-looked 2-1 win in 
1996 over Fairfield and a lot 
worse than it looked 4-0 win this 
season. After a hard preseason, the 
Minutewomen were able to bounce 
back, .mil poet an outstanding 29-5 
shot differential over the Stags. 

"At pr a ct i ce last week, we worked 
a lot on the tactical part of the game, 
because wc had ;. ick." 

Smith said, who has moved back to 
familiar surroundings in the midficld 
this season after a year on defense. 
"We had more people in practice, we 


could play more in formation, and 
find our shape as a team better." 

UMass' scoring began at the 10:49. 
with Smith converting on a cross by 
Green that caroomed first off of 
Kurowski's attempted header, and 
then deflected off of sophomore mid- 
fielder Tarah Tokarchik. Smith snuck 
her shot inside the left post for the 
1-0 lead, and Kurowski put the 
Minutewomen up 2-0 at the 32:57 
mark with a left-footed blast that beat 
keeper Anne Lyons low to her right. 
UMass went into the half with the 
3-0 lead on a pena Its 
shot by Kurowski at 
the 35:37 mark, set 
up by the foul com- 
mitted on Tokarchik 
in the penalty area. After the half. 
LeCOt immediately put a Stamp on hei 
debut as a Minutewoman. finding a 
seam between the post and Lyons on 
a corner kick by Green to make the 
final score of 4-0. 

Rudy was impressed with his offen- 
sive newcomers, but with a defense 
that allowed only five shot- on the 
duo of senior keeper Danielle Dion 
and sophomore Angie Napoli. the 
coach was also impressed with his 
backhne. Rudy pointed to another of 
his newcomers, seniot transfer 
defender Amy Burrill. who stepped 
into her first game at UMass in steady 
fashion on the left flank. 

However, in the last one-third of 
the field. Rudy could not help feel 
that Green was the straw that stirred 
the drink. 

"That's how she plays, and she is a 
dynamic, hard charging frontrunner, 
who has a nose for the goal," Rudy 
said. "Although she didn't get a goal, 
she was instrumental in carving up 
their defense." 

The goal-less debut for Green was 
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lunior defender 
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U.S. troops withdraw 
from Bosnian bridge 

BRCKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) 
— U.S. troops withdrew from a key 
bridge in this Bosnian Serb-controlled 
town yesterday, trying to calm ten- 
sions before local elections across 
Bosnia. 

In Belgrade, NATO's supreme 
commander, U.S. Cen. Wesley Clark, 
asked Yugoslav President Slobodan 
Milosevic to intervene with Bosnian 
Serb hard-liners to break a "pattern 
of violence" against the NATO-led 
peacekeeping force. 

Clark warned, though, that his 
troops would not be intimidated. "If 
our soldiers are... placed in a position 
where it's necessary for them to 
defend themselves, for which they 
certainly have the means and the 
authority, they will do so — and there 
must be no mistake about this," Clark 
said yesterday after meeting with 
Milosevic in the Yugoslav capital. 

Milosevic's office issued a state- 
ment saying that "problems ... 
should be solved through political 
means, agreements and mutual 
understanding, which excludes 
threats or the use of force." The 
statement apparently was directed at 
hard-line Bosnian Serbs, among 
whom the Yugoslav leader has great 
influence. Clark said the U.S. forces 
left the bridge spanning the Sava 
River in Brcko because it "is no 
longer the main supply route" for 
the peace force. U.S. soldiers will 
remain "all over Brcko," he 


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New contract makes Coca Cola 
exclusive beverage on campus 


Friday, September 5, 1 997 


NATION 


Court won't block 
Prop. 209 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 
Supporters of a California law that 
would abolish special treatment for 
minorities and women in hiring and 
school admissions are hailing the 
Supreme Court's decision not to 
block the law while it is appealed. 

"Today's decision allows the peo- 
ple of California to continue the task 
of eliminating discrimination that 
they began in November," Michael 
Carvin, a lawyer for sponsors of the 
initiative approved by voters in 
November, said yesterday. 

The court, without comment, 
rejected emergency requests yester- 
day filed by a coalition of civil rights 
groups and San Francisco city officials 
that sought to stop Proposition 209 
from going into effect. 

A formal challenge to the measure 
still is pending before the nation's 
highest court, and yesterday's action 
does not mean that the formal chal- 
lenge will be rejected. 

To obtain a stay, opponents had to 
demonstrate they had a good chance 
of eventually proving their case and 
that enforcement of the measure 
would cause hardship. 

The American Civil Liberties 
Union, representing minority and 
female students, employees and 
contractors, said it still hoped the 
high court would decide to hear the 
case. 


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By Tamar Carroll 

Collegian Staff 


The University of Massachusetts 
has entered into a new beverage con- 

tmCI with soft drink giant Coca Cola. 

For the next five years, students 
and faculty will be purchasing Coca 
Cola, not Pepsi, products all over 
campus, while the University will 
receive over $270,000 a year from 
Coca Cola. 

Paul Page, vice chancellor for 
Administration and Finance, said 
that the University decided to com- 
bine all of its beverage contracts, 
including vending machines and 
athletic department sponsorship-, 
into one contract in order to gain 
flexibility with the soft drink com- 
panies. 

"We bid out to try to get the best 
price in return for the beverages on 
campus." Page said. "What we did 
was to try to package the various con- 
tracts into a single contract to give us 
some leverage." 

Page said that the University put 
out a request for bids this summer 
Both Pepsi and Coca Cola submitted 
proposals, which were reviewed by a 
campus committee. 

"We looked at what the commis- 
sion was | the amount of money the 
University receives on each container 
soldi as well as the price." Page said. 
"We looked at what they were offer- 


ing in terms of sponsorship and what 
they would do to help us prepare the 
machines for the UCards (student 
l.D. cards|." 

Page said that after the committee 
reviewed both proposals, they decid- 
ed to accept Coca Cola's offer, with 
the condition of partial exclusivity. 

"We decided that Coke gave us the 
best return, all things considered." 
Page said. "This is a big account for 
them, one of the biggest in New 
England " 

Coke products will be sold over 
campus, and served in the Dining 
Commons. Coffee Shop and Hatch, 
and other University facilities. No 
carbonated Pepsi products will be 
sold on campus, except in the Faculty 
Club and at student operated busi- 
nesses, which are not included in the 
contract. 

Non-carbonated Pepsi products, 
such as Snapple Ice Tea and juice 
drinks, will still be available in the 
Munchie Stores, Page said. 

The transition to all Coke products 
has already begun, with 132 new 
Coke vending machines installed on 
campus. The new machines offer 20 
ounce bottles for $1. not the 16- 
ounce cans sold for $.85 last year, 
and will eventually accept the new 
UCards. 

In return for having its products 
sold on campus, Coca Cola will pro- 
vide $165,000 a year in sponsorship 


dollars to the campus, $85,000 a year 
for the exclusivity agreement and a 
one time $22,400 grant for UCard 
installation. 

Approximately $86,000 of the 
sponsorship dollars will go to the ath- 
letic department. $71,200 will go to 
the Mullins Center. $3,000 will go to 
Haigis Hoopla, and $6,000 will go to 
the Fine Arts Center. 

This new contract will also 
increase the commission the 
University receives and will give con- 
sumers a better price per ounce. Page 
said. 

"I think, all in all, we did pretty 
good," Page said. "The cost is that we 
are basically a Coke campus for this 
period of time." 

Dominic Turano, Secretary of 
Finance for the Student Government 
Association, served on the committee 
which evaluated the contracts and 
said he, too, was pleased with the 
result. 

"I am very happy with it." Turano 
said. 

The majority of students inter- 
viewed also seemed to approve of the 
decision. 

Nicole Burnett, a freshmen College 
of Arts and Science major, said she 
especially liked the 20-ounce bottles, 
in comparison to cans. 

"I like this better because it has the 
cap," Burnett said. "It's safe and 
clean." 




LAUREN KOSKY / COLLEGIAN 


Lydia Marolda, a junior English and pre-communications major, takes 
a photo of Andrew Wasgatt, a sophomore School of Management stu- 
dent, in Franklin Dining Hall. 


CRC offers students advice 
on dormitory search policy 


By Julie Siegal 
Collegian Staff 


IRISCISNIK COLLEGIAN 


The Cannabis Reform Coalition 
tCRC) is advising on- campus red 
dents to be cautious when smoking 
cigarettes or marijuana, drinking 
alcohol or lighting candles in their 
residence hall rooms — all of which 
are infractions against University of 
Massachusetts Code of Student 
Conduct. 

The CRC held a meeting at 7 p.m.. 
Wednesday night at Berth Foods in 
the Student Union to inform students 
of their legal rights and how to pro- 
tect themselves in confrontational sit- 
uations with the police and resident 
assistants (RAs). 

They informed students that the 
Fourth Amendment mandates before 
a person's home or in this case, dor- 
mitory, can he Marched, the police 
must secure a search warrant which 
is based upon probable cause- 
Through a situational skit and 
question-answer period, members of 
the CRC told students the> are under 
no legal obligation to open their door 
unless a warrant lias been obtained 
by police. 

According to lohn l.an/erotta, 
CRC treasurei. some Inivcisity resi- 
dent assistants have allegedly been 
instructed b> the L Mass Police 
Department to cover dormitory room 
peepholes with their fingers and 
announce they are someone eNe 
when trying to gain access into a 
room where the scent of marijuana is 
present. 

The RAs were allegedly taught this 
tactic b> the police at a volunteer 
drug identification anil Informational 
session, which was sponsored bj 
UMass police near the end 01 sum 
mer. I milimilU s;iid. 

"Although it is legal for RAs to 
misidentify themselves, it is illegal lor 
police officers." said l.an/erotta after 
speaking with attorney Charles 
Dimare from Student legal Services 


"If police officers attempt to 
misidentify themselves and students 
allow the officers entry into their 
room, anything found or seen by 
police should be ruled inadmissible in 
court," said CRC Founder Brian 
lulin. 

The CRC does not agree with the 
police department's alleged policy. 

"The police are encouraging RAs 
to do their dirty work for them." said 
|oe Davis. CRC vice-president. 

lulin said some RAs are uncom- 
fortable with the police department's 
alleged plan. 

Some of the RAs at the session 
didn't believe in RA involvement 
with the marijuana policy." lulin said. 
"If it's slinking up the hallway, that's 
a gray area, but it's not their business 
to poke around in people's private 
lives to see if they're smoking mari- 
juana ." 

He advised students to lock their 
doors at all times and if they do 
unknowingly allow police officers 
into their rooms while or after smok- 
ing marijuana, the consequences will 
probably be negative. 

"If it comes down to your word or a 
police officer's word, sorry to say. it's 
going to come down to a police offi- 
cer's word in a court of law." lulin said. 
The CRC also encouraged students 
to use their peephole before letting 
anyone in while smoking and to com- 
plain to an RA if a door does not 
have I peephole. 

"I he peephole is there to protect 
people." Davis said. "There are some 
freaks running around the dormito- 
ries." 

In addition to marijuana, the CRC 
urged students to hide all dormitory 
illegal belongings like natter 0*tM 
hot pots, candles and incense so they 
am not in plain view when RAs enter 
students rooms during holiday breaks 
or any other occasion. 

Members of the UMass police 
department were not available for 
comment. 


lunior |ess Fenney in front of a vending machine of Coca Cola — the now-«xclusive beverage on campus. 

D. A. doubts Students Weld lobbies friendly Senate democrats in D.C 

Claims no proof of discrimination 


By William Kates 

Associated Press 


ON THE INTERNET 


www.umass.edu/rso/colegian 


SYRACUSE. N.Y. — Asian 
American students who s;i> the) wan 
beaten up after being thrown out ol a 
Ileum's restaurant may have "orches- 
trated" their claim, a prosecutor says. 

Onondaga County District 
Attorney William Fitzpatrick said yea 
terday that his two-week investiga- 
tion, producing a 29-page report. 
found no evidence supporting the 
Syracuse University students' accusa- 
tions of racial discrimination 

Fitzpatrick came just short of call- 
ing the students liars 

The students portray themselves 
as victim I ol Lliscrimination by 
Denny's, as victims being bullied anil 
J by the deputies, as victims 
of... an angry white mob." the report 
says. "An objective look at the events 
belies these claim " 

The students' lawyer, Elizabeth 


OuYang, of the Asian American 
legal Defense and Education Fund, 
said she was "extremely disappoint- 
ed" with the report. 

Karen Randall, a spokeswoman 
from Denny's Spartanburg. S.C. 
headquarters, said the company 
would have no comment until offi- 
cials had read the report. 

This is the second time in three 
years that nationally publicized alle- 
gations of racial discrimination have 
been lodged at Denny's. 

In 1994. Denny's, which has 891 
company -owned and 716 franchised 
restaurants nationwide, settled a $46 
million class-action lawsuit brought 
by black Secret Service agents and 
California students who claimed dis- 
crimination in separate incidents. 

Two weeks ago. the group of 
Syracuse students filed a federal law- 
suit, contending they were denied ser- 
vice at a Denny's restaurant in the 

Turn to DtNNY'S page 2 


WASHINGTON (AP) Former Massachusetts Gov. 

William Weld renewed his long-shot Capitol Hill cam- 
paign Wednesday to become ambassador to Mexico, tak- 
ing his case to friendly Democrats on a committee hostile 
to his bid. 

Weld met separately with Sens. Russ Feingold. (D- 
Wis.). and Paul Wellstone. (D-Minn)., who called Senate- 
Foreign Relations Committee Chairman lesse Helms. (R- 
N.C.l. "unjust" for refusing to grant Weld a hearing. 

"I have some indignation about this." Wellstone said in 
an interview after meeting with Weld. "I don't think it's 
fair to Governor Weld and I don't think its fair to the way 
the Senate operates " 

The staunchly conservative Helms has vowed not to 
grant a hearing to President Clinton's nominee. Helms has 
said that he believes Weld, a moderate Republican and 
former prosecutor, is soft on drugs for supporting the use 
of marijuana for medical purposes. During the congrcs 
sional recess, committee Republicans such as Sens. Paul 
Coverdell of Georgia. Rod Grams of Minnesota and 
Check Hagel of Nebraska voiced support for Helms and 
urged Clinton to withdraw Weld's name. 

"By nominating Weld to be ambassador to Mexico, 
Clinton has made a calculated political misjudgment that 
jeopardizes his relationship with Congress." Grams wrote 
in an opinion piece that appeared Aug. 19 in the Star- 
Tribune of Minneapolis. "He must find a wav to gracefull) 
negotiate an exit strategy or present an alternative ION 


lion." 

Helms has >aid he would likely support Weld's nomina- 
tion to anolhei country, but Weid has refused to consider 
that option Sen. Dick l.ugar of Indiana, who so Ear is the 
solitarv Republican on the committee pressing for a Weld 
healing, conceded thai he didn't seem to be making much 
progress in persuading Helms to change his mind. 

Asked if he thought he had lost support during the 
August recess, l.ugar told reporte r* , I'm not sure we had 
any to lose " I .ugar said he had written a new letter to 
Helms urgtnj I hearing, Would it make any difference? "1 
have no idea." he said Meanwhile, the GOP leadership 
wasn't supporting Weld. Senate Majority leader Trent 
I ott. K Miss . ai i a w n ad with ■ forceful "no" when asked 
bj reporters if anything had happened to change the out- 
look lor Weld. 

The White House, however, continues to lobby on 
hchalt ol W eld. who resigned last month as governor so 
he could tight lor the job The Clinton administration 
believes WeKl would be continued in the full Senate. 

We believe that he has bipartisan support and that a 
majotitv ol tension will support his nomination il given 
the opportunity." White House spokesman Barry Toiv 
said. 

Toiv said W eld would continue to make "courtesy calls" 
this week, including to Republicans on the committee 
whose members could petition to force a hearing — 
although Helms could then shift the topic tiom Weld. 


THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COl.LEdlAN 


Friday September 5, 1997 / Pa^e 3 


Page 2 / Friday, September 5, 1997 


Three photographers surrender, 
formal investigation to follow 


By Jeffrey Ulbrich 

Associated Press 


PARIS — Three photographers 
sought in the investigation of the car 
crash that killed Princess Diana 
turned themselves in yesterday. 
Another photographer who was at 
the scene insisted the paparazzi did 
the right thing — summoning help 
lor the victims. But photographer 
Laszlo Veres acknowledged not all 
were intent on helping. 

"There were one or two who 
opened the door of the car, quickly 
took some frames, and disappeared," 
he said. 

The three photographers who sur- 
rendered — their identities were not 
disclosed — had been sought by 
investigators since Sunday, when 
Diana, her millionaire boyfriend, 
Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul 
died in a high-speed car crash in a 
tunnel alongside the Seine River in 
central Paris. A bodyguard was 
gravely injured. 

Witnesses had reported earlier that 
some photographers took pictures of 
the wreck and then left the scene before 
police and rescue personnel arrived. 

Six other photographers and a press 
motorcyclist were detained after the 
accident and were freed Tuesday after 
being put under formal investigation 
for possible charges of manslaughter 
and failure to come to the aid of a per- 
son in danger, a crime in France. 


The driver of Diana's car. who 
tests show had more than three times 
the legal blood-alcohol limit, raced 
into the tunnel at high speed, pur- 
sued by photographers who had fol- 
lowed them from the Ritz Hotel. 

The Fayed family contends the 
photographers' pursuit caused the 
accident. But photographer Jacques 
Langevin, one of those first detained, 
said colleagues told him the 
Mercedes sedan "zigzagged danger- 
ously and its driver didn't seem to be 
in control of it" as it roared through 
the Place de la Concorde toward the 
highway along the Seine, the newspa- 
per Liberation reported. 

What the investigators want to 
determine, according to sources close 
to the investigation, is how closely — 
and possibly how dangerously — the 
photographers were pursuing Diana's 
fleeing Mercedes. 

The sources said police are particu- 
larly interested in how one photogra- 
pher's car came to be parked in front 
of the wrecked Mercedes. From the 
outset, investigators have asked ques- 
tions about a car in front of the 
Mercedes that might have played a 
role in the accident. 

A police source, who spoke on 
condition he not be identified, also 
reported that the 3-year-old Mercedes 
was once stolen and dismantled for 
parts, and was later repaired by a 
Mercedes mechanic. He did not say, 
however, whether this meant the car 


could have been faulty. 

A magistrate will make the final 
decision on whether to charge the 
seven paparazzi and send them to 
trial. Police are still searching for 
other photographers believed to have 
fled the scene. The three who surren- 
dered to police yesterday afternoon, 
accompanied by their lawyer, were 
still being questioned last night, 
police sources said. They can be held 
in custody up to 48 hours without 
being placed under formal investiga- 
tion, and were expected to spend the 
night at police headquarters. 

Several detained earlier say public 
and diplomatic pressure is making 
them scapegoats. Veres, a Hungarian- 
born freelancer, told his story to the 
Budapest daily newspaper Nepszava. 

On his way home, he got a call on 
his mobile phone and went to the 
accident scene, he said. "There, the 
police almost immediately detained 
me, together with several of my col- 
leagues. I had a chance to take pic- 
tures, however." 

He said it was photographers who 
called the police and ambulance ser- 
vice in the first place "so this only 
proves that the charges against us 
that we have neglected assistance is 
not true." Investigators are trying to 
determine from telephone records 
whether the first photographers at 
the scene did, in fact, call for help or 
instead rushed in and snapped pic- 
tures. 


Denny's 


continued from poge 1 

city on account of "race, ethnicity or 
national origin." The group consist- 
ed of six Asian-Americans, three 
blacks and one white. 

A week earlier, a federal civil 
rights monitor recommended 
Denny's fire one of the Syracuse 
restaurant's employees and suspend 
another. 

"We fully support the findings of 
the federal monitor," said Ms. 
OuYang., "We feel the DA has a 
major conflict of interest since the 
county is implicated in our lawsuit. 
This decision is written in a way to 
protect the county." 

The students will continue to 
press their lawsuit while seeking a 
criminal investigation by the justice 
department, she said. According to 
this most recent lawsuit, the group 
waited 30 minutes for tables while 
white patrons were routinely seated. 
They claim they were ejected by 


deputies moonlighting as security 
guards after complaining. 

In the parking lot, the Asian and 
black students had a shoving match 
with the uniformed, armed guards, 
and then were jeered, racially insult- 
ed and physically attacked by 10 or 
more white youths who came out of 
the restaurant. 

Fitzpatrick's inquiry found a dif- 
ferent scenario. 

"All the [independent] witnesses 
concur that when these students 
entered Denny's and complained, 
they were obnoxious, intoxicated, 
using foul language — totally out of 
line — and were properly asked to 
leave," Fitzpatrick said. 

The students arrived at the 
restaurant at approximately 2:40 
a.m. — a time when bars areclosing 
and when Denny's was "mobbed," 
said Fitzpatrick. The group of seven 
had to wait while smaller groups 


were sat. but only after waitresses 
offered to split up the Syracuse stu- 
dents. 

Fitzpatrick said the students wait- 
ed no more than 15 to 20 minutes 
before one of them confronted the 
hostess, loudly using obscenities. 

"These are documented facts that 
cannot be refuted," Fitzpatrick said. 

Security guards asked that stu- 
dent, Derrick Lizardo, to leave. The 
other students in the group fol- 
lowed. Meanwhile, a group of black 
students who were waiting in the 
restaurant joined the complaining. 

Two white patrons who came out 
io watch told Lizardo to leave, to 
which one of the Asian students 
responded, "(expletive], white 
trash," the report said. When one of 
the guards urged the students to go 
home, another of the Asian- 
American students responded, 
"What, to China?" the report said. 




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Blast kills seven in Jerusalem, peace threatened 


By Hilary Appelmon 
Associated Press 


JERUSALEM - Bombs exploded — 
once again — in the heart of Jerusalem 
yesterday, spraying rusty nails into a 
crowd of shoppers and late-summer 
tourists on the city's main pedestrian 
walkway. 

The blasts, claimed by the Islamic 
militant group Hamas, killed seven peo- 
ple — including three suicide bombers 
— and struck a new blow to peacemak- 
ing just as hopes for improvement were 
rising. At least 192 people were wound- 
ed. 

Israel stepped up pressure on Yasser 
Arafat to crack down on Islamic mili- 
tants and sealed its borders with the 
West Bank and Gaza Strip. A previous 
closure had been eased only two days 
earlier, ahead of Secretary of State 
Madeleine Albright's planned visit next 
week. 

That closure was imposed after twin 
suicide bombings in a lerusalcm market 
killed 1 7 people on |uly 50. 


In Washington. President Clinton 
denounced yesterday's bombings and 
said Albright would go ahead with ha 
trip. Clinton urged Arafat's Palestinian 
Authority to "do all it can to create an 
environment that leaves no doubt that 
terror will not be tolerated." 

The three nail-studded bombs 
exploded shortly after S p.m.. as hun- 
dreds of shoppers, including many 
tourists, crowded the Ben Yehuda 
pedestrian mall, which is lined with 
cafes, gift shops and American fast-food 
restaurants such as Burger King and 
Sbarro. Israel's Channel Two television 
said the bombers stood outside three 
stores on Ben Yehuda Street, close 
enough to make eye contact, and blew 
themselves up within seconds of each 
other. Ambulances rushed to the chaot- 
ic scene, and rescue workers treated 
some of the victims on the sidewalk, 
where cafe chairs and umbrellas lay 
scattered amid piles of broken glass. 
Emergency workers rushed a toddler 
into the back of an ambulance. 
Paramedics splashed water in the face 


of a weeping man. 

A dwred HBoU hung over the mil 
while ultra-Orthodox burial squad vol 
unteers searched for pieces of flesh in 
the debris — a familiar scene to Israelis. 

Abie Mendelson. 18. a |ewish semi- 
nary student from Los Angeles, was 
having a drink with friends when the 
bombs went off. 

"We had just clinked our glasses and 
heard the explosion." he said afterward 
from lerusalem's Ein Keren) Hospital, 
where he was being treated for burns to 
his face and head. 

"I heard my friend screaming. 1 
looked down to make sure I could 
walk." 

The two victims identified by late in 
the day were both Israelis. 

Hamas, which has carried out 1 S 
bombings in four years of Israeli- 
Palestinian peacemaking, claimed 
responsibility for the attack and threat- 
ened more bombings unless Hamas 
prisoners held by Israel were released 
by Sept. 14. 

Arafat condemned the attack, and a 


senior Palestinian official pledged full 
cooperation with Israel on security mat- 
ters. But Israeli Prime Minister 
Benjamin Netanyahu said the deeply 
troubled peace process could not go on 
unless Arafat crushed Hamas once and 
lor all. 

"No peace process can exist when the 
Palestinian Authority enables the lead- 
ers of the teiTorists to walk around free 
with their arms, demonstrations and 
flags in cities that have become refuges 
for terrorists," Netanyahu said. 

l.ater yesterday, Albright telephoned 
Netanyahu, who told her the Palestinian 
Authority was not doing enough to fight 
terrorism, the prime minister's office 
said. 

Ahmed Abdel Rahman, secretary of 
Arafat's Cabinet, said the bombers 
apparently wanted to stop Albright 
from coming. Hamas opposes the peace 
agreements between Israel and the 
Palestinians. "We are ready to coordi- 
nate with the Israeli side and to cooper 
ate with them to face this terrorism and 
this criminal act," Abdel Rahman said. 


Arafat pressured to crack down after recent bombing 


By Nicolas B. Tatrol 
Associated Press 


IERUSALEM — Yasser Arafat has long 
rebuffed Israel's increasingly persistent demands 
that he jail Islamic militants and cut off their sup- 
plies of arms in order to halt a suicide bombing 
campaign. 

After yesterday's attack, however, Arafat may 
find it far more difficult to resist the pressure to 
take action. Palestinian sources said Arafat's police 
had already taken some steps after yesterday's 
bombings, arresting 10 Hamas activists and shut- 
ting down a Hamas newspaper. 

There were serious questions, however, whether 
Arafat is willing or able to carry out the far-reach- 
ing sweep that is demanded by Israel. 

Such a crackdown would not win Arafat support 
among Palestinians, who have yet to see the 
promised fruits of peace. Hamas, which opposes 
Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking and claimed 


responsibility for yesterday's bombings, has deep 
roots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Its support- 
ers account for up to 30 percent of the Palestinian 
population. 

Arafat has vowed his security forces would move 
against those involved in yesterday's attack and 
similar bombings on |uly 30 that killed 17 people. 

But indications are that those pulling the strings 
may be based outside the country, and the few 
helping out locally are working under deep cover 
— well beyond the reach of Arafat's security 
forces. 

At the same time, if the bombs keep going off, 
Israeli extremists may retaliate against Palestinians 
at random — as happened on |an. 1 when an 
Israeli soldier opened fire on a Palestinian market 
in Hebron. 

That in turn could set off an unstoppable cycle of 
tit-for-tat violence. 

Politically, Arafat may be constrained in his abili- 
ty to act against Hamas since many Palestinians 


believe his peace policy had been undermined by 
Israel's actions. 

Those actions included Israel's building of a 
Jewish housing project on disputed land in 
Jerusalem, its refusal to make good on promises to 
hand over more West Bank land and its ban on 
Palestinians working in Israel. 

The leaflet claiming responsibility for yesterday's 
bombings referred to Sheik Abdel-Karim Obeid, a 
Muslim cleric kidnapped by Israel from south 
Lebanon in 1989, and to the recent shelling of the 
Lebanese port city of Sidon by an Israeli-backed 
militia in Lebanon. 

A similar responsibility claim for the July 30 
attack in the name of Hamas also made references 
to Obeid. 

This prompted Arafat to suggest yesterday that 
the masterminds of the attacks are working inde- 
pendently from abroad, and are at odds with the 
Hamas political leadership in the West Bank and 
Gaza Strip. 


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By Joseph Fountain 

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Any students who want to get 
free condoms, deodorant and soft 
drinks, head to the Collegiate 
Health and Fitness Tour located in 
the middle of the University of 
Massachusetts campus. 

According to Tour Director Ken 
Gistdt, this is the fourth year the 
tour has visited this campus. The 
tour, which is sponsored by 
Intercollegiate Communications, is 
invited by the fraternity council. 

Carlos Bedoya. a worker in the 
Arrid Extra Dry booth, said that the 
tour is about giving out responsible 
information to students and having 
some safe fun. 

"We're here to give students 
information about drug and alcohol 
abuse, answer their questions and 
introduce the students to our spon- 
sors," Bedoya said. 

At the information desk there is 
information on sexual harassment 
and assault, and how to achieve the 
most in exercise. The information is 
free and people are encouraged to 
take some information and ask 
questions. 

Although the weather on campus 
for the tour has been cool, a num- 
ber of students took part in the 
activities being offered. 

Freshman Jen Reed, undeclared 
major, said after finishing the rock 
climbing wall, "I always wanted to 
do it. it gives you such a boost. 


"It's a little commercial, but 
every where you go it's commer- 
cial," Reed said. "I think it's impor- 
tant everyone knows how to take 
care of themselves." 

After coming off of the Bungee 
Run, Mike Mahoney, a freshman 
journaHsm major, and Chris 
Halloran, a freshman communica- 
tion major said, "This is great." 

About commercialism Halloran 
echoed the same feelings as Reed 
and said, "Without sponsors this 
wouldn't happen." 

"To put it simply," Mahoney said, 
"this is cool!" 

A handful of people were critical 
of having companies sponsor an 
event like this and set up balloons 
in the middle of campus. 

"It's just something someone is 
trying to sell you," said Joe Davis, a 
junior economics major. "It's con- 
sumerism in the middle of campus." 
"I just ignore it every year," said 
Allison Jones, a senior French and 
journalism major. 

Regarding claims of commercial- 
ism, Gistdt said, "We're not selling 
anything." 

"Our sponsors want to get their 
name out there to the student, and 
everyone brushes their teeth and 
shampoos their hair," Gistdt said. 

Gistdt had a message to all stu- 
dents for the last day. 

"Come out, kick back and relax 
for a couple hours. Play some 
games and take home some free 
samples," he said. 


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Learning from an autoworker 


In the first two days of the school 
year, people working in the Grad 
Employees Organization (GEO) 
office have received hundreds of 
questions. Some have been very prac- 
tical questions: Do I have health 
insurance benefits? Do you know of 
any available jobs? Where can I get 
childcare past 5 p.m.? What are the 


for my partner 


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visa requirements 
How can I make a 
grievance with my 
department that 
has screwed me 
out of my job 
promised last 
spring? 

Other ques- 
tions have been ideological or even 
rhetorical: Why unionize grad stu- 
dents? Why no dental in a grad 
employee health plan? What have 
unions ever done for me? 

Probably the one question in the 
latter category that I've heard more 
than any other in the past few days at 
the GEO office is, "Why UAW? Why 
are UMass grad students members of 
United Auto Workers?" 

It might seem an annoying question 
to have to address again and again, 
but I actually like to deal with it 
because it was the first question I 
asked when 1 came to UMass as a 
graduate student. Here I was. thinking 
I'd done something kind of exclusive, 
you know, getting into grad school 
and all. Looking back, I think 1 had 
some pretty elitist attitudes despite 
most of the egalitarian ideals I pro- 
fessed to believe in. "Unionized auto 
workers? Aren't they the scumbags 
that mucked up Detroit? What the 
hell do I have to do with a bunch of 
rustbelt working stiffs in the UAW?" 

Over time. I managed- to put away 
my reservations and stopped trying to 


hold up my working position as supe- 
rior to my perceived stereotypes of 
UAW members. As I started going 
back to some pretty basic economics. 
1 saw, intellectual elitism aside, that 
UMass grad workers had many things 
in common with the so-called "typi- 
cal" UAW member. 

Simply put, we both work and W9 
don't have ultimate control of the 
means by 
which we 
work. 
Executive 
boards and 
CEOs, 

<Dicky WcrfCace 


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the world's leading chauvinist pig were to 
come up with a system for keeping women out 
of power, he couldn't have done better than the 
casual dress code." 
So says lohn T. Molloy, author of the classic business 
text Dress for Success in a phone interview from his 
home in New (ersey. Molloy, who has schooled genera- 
tions of business people in the 
importance of looking like orga- 
nization men and women, has 
been studying the rapidly grow- 
ing trend in casual offices, and 
the results, he says, are very 
bad news for women. 

In one test, business people 
were shown pictures of men and women and were asked 
to guess how successful and competent they were. When 
shown pictures of a man and a woman in traditional 
suits, the respondents gave the man a slight edge over 
the woman. But when the same man and woman were 
shown without jackets, the man was overwhelmingly 
viewed as being more successful. 

"Eighty to 90 percent assumed the man had a jacket 
somewhere," Molloy writes in his new book the "New 
Women's Dress for Success" (Warner). "They also 
believed that he graduated from college, was good at his 
job and was an executive or a professional. When we 
showed the woman without a jacket, close to 80 percent 
assumed she did not take off her jacket. They assumed 
she was not an executive or a professional, but a clerk, 
typist or secretary." 

Molloy also distributed calendars to businesswomen 
and asked them to record what they wore on each day 
and how they were treated by bosses, co-workers and 
subordinates. He says that while most women were ini- 
tially skeptical that casual clothing could have such a 
huge impact on their authority. 60 percent of the women 
who returned the calendars were completely convinced 
that it did. "They don't like what they find out, but they 
agree with me," he says. 

Women are not the only business people who suffer 


under the casual dress code. Molloy says that anyone 
who deviates from the standard perception of an execu- 
tive — that is. anyone who isn't tall, white and male — 
is put at a disadvantage. "If 1 were 5-foot-4 and had a 
squeaky voice, it would kill me," says Molloy. "The suit 
has always been a great camouflage for short men. heavy 
men, women and minorities." 

But women, he says, are also 
hurt by the fact that their styles of 
dress are so varied. "Whatever 
men do, they develop a uniform. If 
the people in power were to start 
wearing pink tutus, you'd see hairy 
legs and pink tutus all over the 
place. Right now. if you go into an 
office building on any Friday, you'll see 8 million men. 
and half will be wearing khaki slacks and a dark blue 
shirt. The women in the same offices will be wearing a 
variety of things. This gives men the advantage." 

Contrary to what many women believe, new and dif- 
ferent styles do not make a good impression with the 
head office, according to Molloy. "I don't make women 
happy." he says. "The fashion industry makes them 
happy; it gives them what they enjoy. But I'm telling 
them that it doesn't work. It's unfortunate, but that's 
how it is." 

Which is not to say that women do not have the right 
to have style — it just needs to be the right style, which 
Molloy calls "conservative chic." And, here again, we see 
the problem with the casual dress code: Women have 
always benefitted from wearing extremely elegant and 
well-made clothing. "A woman in a drab suit doesn't 
have the power of a man in a drab suit. And a man wear- 
ing a $2,000 Italian suit doesn't have any great power 
with men. If you think of a high-fashion male, you don't 
think of power. If you think of a high-fashion female, you 
do. Think of a Chanel suit, a conservative one: That has 
always been power for women." 

But with one in three Americans now going to work in 
casual dress, that power may be quickly eroding. 
Sara Eckel is a syndicated columnist. 


owners 
and stock- 
holders — they're the ones in control 
at General Motors or Ford or whatev- 
er big ol'. corporation; they're the 
ones with the controlling wealth that 
can provide the place to work and the 
materials with which to work. 

Here at UMass, the trustees, the 
Board of Higher Education, and 
Whitmorites control our means to 
work. And what do we bring to this 
scheme? We bring our labor power. 
GEO members teach large classes 
and do the research that professors 
often don't want to bother with any- 
more. Traditional autoworkers bring 
their labor to their jobs, putting 
together cars and doing the things 
that few CEO's could do, or would 
ever do even if they could. 

As an individual, the autoworker 
has little power in this process. He or 
she has only labor to put into this 
scheme of things and the big ol' com- 
pany can pretty much do what it 
wants with that person. It dictates 
the individual's wages and working 
conditions and can even limit bath- 
room breaks to one a day if it so 
chooses. If that person doesn't like it 
or pisses on the assembly line floor, 
the big ol' company can say, "to hell 
with you then," and hire some other 
individual who can better hold in her 
or his dissatisfactions. 

It's similar at the University. As an 
individual TA or RA, I have only my 
working ability to sell. I don't control 
the structural aspects of my class- 
room, like how students are brought 
in, and I usually have to scrounge 
chalk 2 minutes before I begin each 
class. The means by which I work are 
in the control of the big oP- 
University. And I. as an individual 
have very, very little say in how my 
work is organized and how I am com- 
pensated for my service to the 


University. 

1 am not an individual in my 
workplace, however, because I am 
part of my union, GEO, which is, in 
turn, part of UAW. And the "rust- 
belt working stiff" autoworker is not 
an individual because he or she is 
part of a Local Shop, which is, in 
turn, part of UAW. Collectively, we 
have a lot more say in how we do 
our work and how we are paid for it. 
This is because we have the ability 
to act as a group and we even have 
the ability to hold back our part in 
the big ol' scheme of things: we can 
withhold labor or manipulate the 
ways in which we provide this labor 
to the corporation. Or the 
University. 

This withholding can result in 
strikes or, in some cases, slow- 
downs. In the case of graduate stu- 
dents here at UMass, it could take the 
form of "teach-ins," whereby gradu- 
ate student employees would carry 
out their teaching in different places 
than they usually would. 

Such collective action can be used 
as leverage. In the case of the UPS 
workers striking this summer, they 
leveraged for the creation of more 
full-time jobs and protection of their 
pension plans. GM's recent strikes 
lately have been over out-sourcing 
and job protection. And here at 
UMass, GEO once used a strike to 
gain health fee waivers, rights to 
grievances and arbitration and high- 
er wages — among other things. 
And today, GEO is trying to use its 
ability to work collectively to take a 
stand on affirmative action, to 
improve TA workspaces, to create 
affordable childcare on campus, as 
well as to improve wages and pro- 
tect our jobs and rights as grad stu- 
dent employees. 1 may fancy myself 
an intellectual elite and. let's face it, 
1 don't know what the hell the 
"PVC" in PVC joint stands for, nor 
where one would go in a car, but I'm 
a working stiff just hke the "typical" 
UAW member. 

In the GEO office, some of us are 
saying that UAW means "Uniting All 
Workers." It works, but feels a bit 
corny to me. Still, the sentiment is 
there. I'm a grad student worker 
here and I'm able to affect the 
means by which I do my work by 
uniting with other grad'^fudent 
workers as well as plenty of other 
working stiffs. 

Dickie Wallace is a member of the 
Graduate Employee Organization. 


Letters to the Editor 


A call to action 
for HB 3434 


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To the Editor: 

In just a little more than two years, 
we'll be in the 21st century and the 
20th century will be a thing of the 
past. Nevertheless, we continue to 
engage in forms of so-called sport 
and entertainment that are reminis- 
cent of the Dark Ages. Dog racing is 
just one example. Each year, at least 
30.000 young Greyhounds are mur- 
dered because they're not making 
money for their owners. Some once 
did, but no longer are; others never 
did. For these reasons, they are put to 
death. What is so amazing, however, 
is that in spite of the harsh treatment 
and abuse they've experienced, for- 
mer racers are gentle, affectionate 
and easy to love. 

HB 3434. which has been with the 
loint Committee on Government 
Relations since early 1997, would 
ban live dog racing in 
Massachusetts, while permitting 
simulcasts from other states. The 
reasoning behind this is that since 
revenue from this simulcasting has 
increased in the last several years, 


Massachusetts ought to continue to 
receive those monies. On the other 
hand, revenue from live dog racing 
has plummeted drastically. 

If the House of Representatives in 
Boston is ever to vote on HB 3434, 
the bill must first deceive a favorable 
report from the loirit Committee on 
Government Regulations. Without 
such a favorable report, it will be sent 
to a study committee where it will 
die, as did the previous bill. It's 
therefore quite urgent that a brief let- 
ter or post card be sent to the follow- 
ing two legislators asking them to 
urge the Joint Committee to give the 
bill a favorable report. Two or three 
sentences are adequate. Send them to 
Speaker of the House Thomas 
Finneran and Senate President 
Thomas Birmingham. The address for 
both is State House. Boston, MA 
02153. 

Incidentally, Rep. Finneran 
reportedly is opposed to casino 
gambling. Remind him that dog rac- 
ing is another form of gambling, a 
deadly form. Please write these two 
letters. 

Mary Kelly 

New Ashford 


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to humanity's future 
encrypted in the Bible 


By Alex Iglesias 

Collegian Staff 


THE BIBLE CODE 

Michael Drosnin 

Simon & Schuster 

i 

Sirice the dawn of civilization, humankind has 
been on a relentless quest to unlock the key to our 
future. There have been countless individuals who 
have claimed to have the ability of foretelling the 
future (Nostradamus is but one example), yet only 
now, in the later 20th century, has the true key to 
our existence been found. 

Michael Drosnin. author of the New York Times 
best-seller Citizen Hughes, has now created the 
most mind-boggling and provocative work of the 
year. The Bible Code. This new piece by Drosnin 
offers some highly needed enlightenment to today's 
society. 

After years as an Investigative reporter, Drosnin 
met Dr. Eliyahn Rips, who was involved in a pro- 
ject to unlock a mathematical code buried within 
the Old Testament. This code, which is based on 
the Hebrew version of the Bible, is said to allow 
vision into the future. The code, however, is so 
complex that only today's computers would be able 
to unlock it. 

Albert Einstein once said, "The distinction 
between past, present, and future is only an illu- 
sion, however persistent." The Bible Code elabo- 
rates on Einstein's ingenious theory of comparing 
time to an ever-revolving door in which past, pre- 
sent and future are all the same. The events to 
come can take newfound directions depending on 
new knowledge of our future, acquired in the pre- 
sent. The Bible Code is a mirror. 

Michael Drosnin began his investigation with a 
certain amount of cynicism, and ended without a 
doubt in his agnostic mind that this code is believ- 
able. Drosnin's breezy style lures the unsuspecting 
reader in for the ruthless murder of any glimpse of 
a promising future. The Bible Code fortifies our fas- 
cinations with the mythical mainstream of future 
predictions, as it transports you chapter by chapter 
into the world of physic prediction. Drosnin does 
lack fluidity in a few choice spots where he strays 
off into religiously scientific reverie, however the 
scientific jargon would be like finding a needle in a 
haystack, so the suggested $25 price tag is well 
worth its temporary confusion. 

The Bible Code digs deep into the souls of 

mankind. It questions the existence of our future 

minute by minute, and explains ways in which our 

beliefs and fortune-telling knowledge could 

I seshape the face of the world as we know it. The 

,\ Bible Code is our future in the grasp of our minds 

■■ — a book that can mold its own destiny. A- 


Penn, Travolta star in Cassavetes' last screenplay 


By Adam Levine 

Collegian Staff 


SHE'S SO LOVELY 

Directed by Nick Cassavetes 

with Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta 

Playing at Mt. Farms Theater 

Many credit the late |ohn Cassavetes as being the messi- 
ah of independent filmmaking. He successfully crawled his 
way out of the trenches of mundane Hollywood formula 
films where he worked as a secondary actor. Finally estab- 
lishing enough connections and financial security, 
Cassavetes evolved to writer/director extraordinaire and 
created thoughtful and provocative independently pro- 
duced films. 

Before Cassavetes' untimely death, he completed a 
screenplay for a film called She's So Lovely, which was 
then passed on to his son, Nick. Years later. Sean Penn 
approached Nick and the two then decided to collaborate 
on a produc'ion. Nick showed him his father's final script 
and, with the help of |ohn Travolta as co-producer with 
Penn, She's So Lovely became an intriguing tribute to a 
father from a son. 

She's So Lovely, Cassavetes' second feature, could have 
been a clever, hip little film, yet it loses itself completely. In 
fact, Cassavetes attempts so strongly to make his film's 
structure unique, that the story becomes completely unpre- 
dictable in how absurdly predictable it really is. What is 
thus created is an unnerving sense of dissatisfaction in a 
film which tries to mold itself within the framework of dis- 
turbing romantic comedy. The only one truly disturbing 
thing about She's So Lovely is, however, that it really 
doesn't make any sense, but then again, that was most like- 
ly what Cassavetes was attempting. 

The first half hour of She's So Lovely feels like a life- 
time, as Cassavetes slowly allows his camera to crawl 
about the hallways of Robin Wright-Penn's dirty New 
York apartment building. Here he establishes some sort of 
character development at such a creepy pace, it leaves the 


viewer completely out in the dark as to what direction the 
film is heading. With her squeaky accent and strung-out 
junkie appearance. Wright-Penn searches for her missing 
husband and finds conflict all along the way, including an 
abusive next-door neighbor who physically assaults her. 

The next morning she awakes bruised and hungover and 
stumbles her way down to the local bar, where hubby (in 
real life too) Sean Penn is waiting with an entourage of 
females surrounding him. She lies about her bruises, then 
the two go out dancing. Filled with slow motion stills and 
gritty sets, this segment is the weakest part of the film, tak- 
ing far too long to actually say anything. Yet, the mis- 
matched narrative does move towards a peculiar direction, 
which elevates into a haunting, powerful climax ending the 
first half of the film. Penn does exactly what he does best, 
in a chilling fury of rage as a result of the knowledge of his 
wife's beating — he provides an explosive yet, somehow 
endearing performance. After shooting an officer, Penn 
rushes away from the pursuing police, ranting away like 
Rain Man with intellect, and ultimately finds himself in a 
correctional institute for 1 years. 

By this time, Robin has remarried and has three kids, 
one from Sean and two from new husband |ohn Travolta 
(in the most bizarre role of his recent comeback). 
Obviously. Penn wants to reclaim his wife, however, the 
actions he goes through to do this are slightly above 
absurd. Cassavetes somehow alters his character's emo- 
tional responses, disallowing the audience to really take 
any of them seriously. 

There are some touching points in She's So Lovely and 
the film's anti-climactic finale may be interesting to some. 
However, there must be some kind of character identifica- 
tion, even in a genre revisionist film like this, to allow the 
audience to have any empathy for the characters and their 
causes. Also, the sense of time within the narrative is so 
off-key that it leaves a disruptive flow to the film's context. 
Despite all this uneasiness, She's So Lovely can be enjoyed 
for nothing other than how strange it really is. At least 
Cassavetes' heart was in the right place when he decided to 
film his father's script. C- 



)ohn Travolta takes a back seat to Sean Penn and 
Robin Wright Penn in She's So Lovely. 


Summer concert round-up includes Manda Rin, Prodigy 


By Marty Keane 

Collegian Staff 


SUMMER CONCERT ROUND-UP 

Ahhh. . . the sights and sounds of summer. What can beat 
waving a cigarette lighter as |immy Buffett & The Coral 
Reefer Band take you back to Margaritaville? Or watching 
Dave Matthews lead 25.000 people in a sing-a-long of 
"Ants Marching?" To most, a summertime concert means 
relaxing on the lawn at the local amphitheater and resting 
sore muscles from that dreadful summer job. 

However appealing it is to sit under the stars on a warm, 
humid night, most of this past summer's most memorable 
— both good and bad — concerts took place elsewhere. 
Inside the cramped surroundings of grungy clubs and con- 


scale. And don't let these venues' minuscule capacities be 
misleading. The acts playing in these intimate environs were 
every bit as talented as those playing in the big sheds. 

SMASHING PUMPKINS 

Double Door 
June 23 

CHICAGO — While the name on the marquee read 
"Audio Vanguard Association," the crowd of gawkers and 
hipsters laboring to get into the 400-capacity Double Door 
on |une 23 knew better. Inside, the Smashing Pumpkins 
were treating the grossly oversold mass of assembled well- 
wishers to a two-hour tour de force rock show. 

Arranged as a last minute send-off for the multi-platinum 
superstars before they headed off to play the European festi- 
val circuit, the show was a significant departure from their 

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verted gangster-era movie houses, those same sweaty attf? usual live ofTerings.'Gone were the grandiose trappings of 
steamy conditions were replicated, albeit on a much smaller last winter's Mullins Center performance. No samples, no 


keyboards, no inverted ice cream cone lights, and no trivial 
audience banter — in fact, nary one word was spoken by the 
usually glib band to the crowd as they instead chose to con- 
centrate solely on rocking out. On this steamy night, the 
Pumpkins were a lot like that thing in the George Foreman 
infomercial — a lean, mean, grilling machine. 

The visceral 80-minute set opened with "Where Boys 
Fear to Tread," followed by "Eye" (from the Lost Highway 
soundtrack), "Tonight, Tonight" and "Transformer," an 
obscure tune from The Aeroplane Flies High boxed sei 
With the exception of the first-ever live airing of Batman & 
Robin's "The End is the Beginning is the End." the rest of 
the songs were taken from Melon ColHe A: The Infinite 
Sadness, with rewed-up versions of "Zero." "Through the 
Eyes of Ruby," "By Starlight." "Bullet With Butterfly 
Wings," "1979," "Mwzzkv and "XYIT rounding out the 
performance. It was as if sumo- divine power took hold of 

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concerts 


continued from page 5 

Billy Corpm and company and said, 
"lust rock baby." And ax;k they did. 

PRODIGY 

Metro 
May 30 

CHICAGO England's 

lechno-punk outfit Prodigy lived up to 
the prodigious hype surrounding them 
us they elect rifled and dazzled a mostly 
mainstream crowd at the Metro on 
May 30. Thanks to heavy media atten- 
tion and two chart-topping singles, 
they have been anointed as the record 
industry's barometer of electronic 
music's potential in America. 

The lightning-last pace of the show 
».h clear from the outset. Perhaps 
inspired bs the caustic first strains of 
the evening's opener. "Smack My Bitch 
Up," Bozo-haired frontman. Keith 
Flint, climbed on a wall of speakers and 
into i teething mosh pit as a 
means of introducing himself 

As the set progressed, from the 
full-on techno of "Voodoo People" to 
the incendiary "Fuel My Fire," the 
group's members — Flint, MC Maxim 
Reality, rubber-legged dancer Leeroy 


Thomhill. and Sid Vicious clone Gizz 
Butt — each took turns at center stage, 
looking and acting like a band of hooli- 
gans that had just escaped from the 
Ringling Bros. Circus. 

If they were the stars of the show, 
then group founder/writer/producer 
Liam Hewlett was the ringmaster, 
carefully conducting the chaos in front 
of him with masterful precision. 
Although obscured by a massive wall 
of well-anchored equipment, this was 
clearly his show. Driven by his high 
volume throbbing breakbeats and 
inventive samples, his side show freaks 
were left to provide the visual portion 
of the program. Hint, Thornhill, Butt, 
and MC Maxim worked up the crowd 
relentlessly with taunts, tangible inter- 
action, and mock violent competition 
for the spotlight. 

On their MTV hit "Firestarter," Flint 
declared himself a "twisted animator" 
and a "punky instigator" as he 
smashed his microphone into the 
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CHICAGO — With a brand new 
debut album out and only a handful of 
gigs under their belt, I suppose Third 
Eye Blind should be cut a little slack. . . 
O.K., who am I kidding? Let's be hon- 
est. To be totally objective and frank, 
they are utterly horrid. They personify 
everything that is wrong with music 
today. Will anyone, save for their fami- 
lies, remember Third Eye Blind even 
existed at end of the year? Let's hope 
not. 

I'll admit, "Semi-Charmed Life* is a 
pretty good summer song, but on both 
their self-titled debut and in a live set- 
ting, Third Eye Blind have nothing, 
and I do mean nothing, to offer past 
that one juicy pop nugget. 

Why people pay money to hear a 
band play one song is beyond me, but 
to each his own. And what about their 
live show you ask? Oh brother... 
where do I begin? 

Completely void of stage presence, 
Third Eye Blind onstage is about as 
exciting as watching ice cream melt. 
You could count the number of times 
a member of the group actually both- 
ered to look up from their instruments, 
obviously terrified of what might hap- 
pen if they did. 

Playing after Third Eye Blind, with 
their stylish mod outfits and pretty 
melodies to boot. Gene were destined 
to come off as pop stars. While they 
put on a surprisingly boisterous 
75-minute set filled with enough melo- 
dramatic posing by lead crooner 
Martin Rossiter, Gene are still little 
more than a good Smiths cover band, 



Third Eye Blind lead a semi-charmed life ... at least for now. 


which still beats being Third Eye Blind 
on any day. 

FOO FIGHTERS 

Riviera Theatre 
July, 4 
Only two short years ago, 
ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's 
new group was being hailed as the new 
alternaheroes for the '90s on the backs 
of their excellent self-titled debut. 
Unfortunately, things have changed. 

After listening to their follow-up, 
this year's The Colour and the Shape, 
it is apparent that the D.I.Y. mentality 
and punk spirit that permeated their 
debut has fallen by the wayside, as pro- 
ducer Gil Norton succeeded in sucking 


all the earnestness and giddy fun out of 
this subpar effort. 

Still, the Foo's are always a treat in 
concert, and their Independence Day 
show was no different as it celebrated 
all rock cliches that are distinctly 
American — glitz, glamour and the 
incomparable Pat Smear. 

Clad in a vampish black leather 
getup, Smear was the center of atten- 
tion as he singlehandedly exuded 
enough exuberance for the entire 
band, merrily prancing and preening 
about, sans footwear. 

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Metro 
July 25 


CHICAGO — Unpretentipus and 
unrelenting. Bis brought a refreshing 
blend of solid musicianship and ado- 
lescent enthusiasm to their July 25 gig 
at Chicago's famed Metro for a perfor- 
mance that, by all accounts, exceeded 
all expectations. 

Using canned drum beats instead of 
a drummer, Bis played a mix of songs 
off their first two U.S. releases, 
Teen-C Power and The New 
Transistor Heroes. Especially enter- 
taining were "Kandy Pop" and 
"Starbright Boy." Vocalist Manda Rin, 
clearly revelling in the late night 
party- like atmosphere, accentuated 
their teen anthems with her infectious 
pogoing. 


Wedding bells for Woody & Soon-Yi? Harris hits Rent 



Imagine marrying your mother's for- 
mer boyfriend. That could be the situa- 
tion brewing for Woody Allen and his 
girlfriend, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen, who 
dumped longtime love Mia Farrow in 
favor of Farrow's daughter, Soon-Yi 
Previn, was heard queryng "You want 
to get it in platinum or not?" The cou- 
ple was inspecting a five-carat ruby 
and diamond piece at New York's 
Tiffany Jewelers. 

Neil Patrick Harris is ditching his 
clean-cut look for grunge. The actor, 
who has now aged to a respectable 24, 
bleached his hair blond in anticipation 
of a role in the new West Coast pro- 
duction of Rent. Don't look for any 
comparisons with his Doogie Howser 
character. 

"Physically, I've changed a lot," 
Harris told People magazine. 

The gay magazine Odysseey has dis- 
covered a juicy tidbit about the British 
Royal Family that will have the 
tabloids twittering. The Queen Mother 


had a hip replacement surgery three 
years ago and is now ready for round 
number two. In the meantime, her 
male surgeon has now become a she. 
So far, mum's the word from 
Buckingham Palace. 

Demi Moore is having quite the 
summer. After her last three movies 
bombed at the box office (The Scarlet 
Letter, The furor. Striptease) Moore is 
finally winning some priase for her role 
ast Lt. Jordan O'Neil in here latest, 
G.I. jane. Newsweek praises the film 
and its star, calling Moore "com- 
pelling." While her acting may not nec- 
essarily merit an Oscar, the highest 
paid actress in Hollywood ($12 million 
for Striptease) was voted the "sexiest 
woman in the world" in a survey con- 
ducted by Shape magazine. Four thou- 
sand women picked Moore ahead of 
second-place Cindy Crawford, fol- 
lowed by Michelle Pfeiffer and then 
Pamela Anderson Lee. Madonna how- 
ever did not fair so well — she placed 


last in the survey. 

Christian Slater admitted to using 
heroin and cocaine the night he 
allegedly slugged his girlfriend and 
then bit the man who came to help 
her. Cops were called to the scene to 
investigate. According to wire reports. 
Slater's blood-alcohol registerred at 
.24 percent — well over California's 
legal limit of .08 percent. Slater is free 
on $50,000 bond. This is not the first 
time Slater had pumped up the volume 
with the law. He spend 10 days in jail 
in 1989 for drunk driving and was also 
arrested in 1994 at New York's 
Kennedy Airport for carrying a loaded 
gun in his luggage a la Barry Switzer. 

Woody Harrelson went to extreme 
heights to save the Headwaters Forest, 
a redwood grove in Northern 
California. The star of People vs. Larry 
Flynt scaled the Golden Gate Bridge 
with eight other people last November 
to protest the destruction of the forest. 
The protest caused a traffic jam, which 


Harrelson has apologized for. 
Harrelson will pay a $1,000 fine and 
has to perform 20-25 hours of com- 
munity service, teaching California 
school children about the environ- 
ment. 

Melanie Griffith says she is not at 
all worried about hubby Antonio 
Banderas being unfaithful to her. At 
least, that's what she said to Ladies' 
Home Journal. Griffith, who was pre- 
viously married to Don Johnson admit 
ted to having cosmetic surgery after 
the birth of her daughter seven years 
ago, but says she doesn't plan any 
surgery in the future in order to keep 
her husband from straying. 

"When Antonio and I are apart, I 
don't worry that he's being unfaithful; 
1 worry that he's all right," Griffith 
said. ^ 

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"Right now. we've never played on 
that field with 1 1 a side, so this is all 
new. It is kind of like playing an 
away game." 

Minutewoman Notes: UMass has 
wort their last five games at The Field 
Formerly Known As NPE. and 
today's match will be the first game 
there since the Minutewomen's 5-0 
win over Penn State on Oct. 25, 
1981... The only two losses for 
UMass in its 27-2-1 history at 
Totman Field were against the 
University of Vermont and the 
University of Connecticut. The 
Minutewomen beat Vermont 2-1 in 
an exhibition match held in 
Shaftsbury, Vt. two weeks ago, with 
Iverson scoring both goals. UMass 
will face UConn in that storied 
rematch at Totman this Sept. 23 at 
3:30 p.m.... sophomores Kate Webb 
(ankle) and Cindy Garceau (knee) 
are doubtful to play today against 
Michigan. Rudy stated that he wants 
to slowly bring them back into the 
lineup, due to fitness reasons... 
UMass is 4-3 all-time against Big 
Ten teams, with their last win coming 
against Michigan State (3- 0) on 
Sept. 11, 1993. Their last loss was 
against Wisconsin, losing 1-0 on 
Sept. 15, 1991. 


Colts coach sees same tough Pats 

Patriots boking to go 2-0 for first time since Reagan 


By Hank Lowenkron 
Associated Press 


INDIANAPOLIS — The lust time 
the New England Patriots opened a 
football season with two victories 
was 1986, and Ronald Reagan was 
president. 

The Patriots (1-0) can match that 
start by defeating Indianapolis (0-1) 
when the AFC East rivals meet 
Sunday in the RCA Dome. 

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who swept the Colts last season and 
have won five of the last seven meet- 
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England then, but the Patriots 
didn't seem to miss him as they 
treated new coach Pete Carroll to a 


4 1-7 victory over Sun Diego last 
week in the leaiO!) opener, "The 
players are still there, these ;ire out- 
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that's been their strength. You shut 
down the running game, that's half 
the battle." 

The Colts used that formula in last 
week's 16-10 loss to Miami, holding 
Dan Marino to just 105 yards pass- 
ing and yielding just 97 yards rush- 
ing. 

"The thing we have to do is get 
them in third-and-long, because 
we're a good zone-blitzing team," 
Grant said. "You get them in third- 
and-long, we've got a lot of blitzes 
that I think will let us get to 
Bledsoe." 

The last time the Colts and 
Patriots played, Martin rushed for 
141 yards on 35 carries. 

"He's a good back, but we've 
faced good backs before and been 
able to stop them. As long as we're 
able to do that, everything will be 
fine," Grant said. 

Marino, the holder of nearly every 
NFL career-passing record, complet- 
ed only 10 of 26 passes on Sunday. 
The only touchdown on a pass by 
Marino was scored by Indianapolis 
on an interception by linebacker 
Elijah Alexander. 


It may be bedtime for 
Prime Time on diamond 


By Joe Kay 

Associated Press 


CINCINNATI — Deion Sanders 
is going back to the thing he does 
best — cover receivers — on a full- 
time basis this weekend, unsure 
whether his latest fling with base- 
ball will be his last. 

The Cincinnati Reds have given 
Sanders permission to end his sea- 
son after tonight's game against 
Pittsburgh so he can be with the 
Dallas Cowboys full-time. 

Sanders intended to play baseball 
during the week and football on 
weekends through the end of the 
month, but a bulging disc in his 
lower back made it impossible to 
do both effectively. The travel also 
was taking a toll. 

"It gets tough emotionally more 
than physically, to tell you the 
truth," Sanders said yesterday. 

Sanders, the outfielder, was in 
the starting lineup last night against 
Pittsburgh, four days after Sanders, 
the defensive back, played against 


the Steelers at Three Rivers 
Stadium. Sanders returned a punt, 
got knocked on his head and aggra- 
vated his sore back during a 37-7 
victory in the Cowboys' opener. 

Sanders turned 30 on Aug. 9 and 
has been limited since mid-August 
by the bulging disc, which required 
two cortisone injections. He sat out 
baseball last season but returned to 
the Reds this spring under an 
unusual contract arrangement. 

The Reds permitted him to leave 
once they were eliminated from 
contention. The club also could 
give Sanders permission to play 
football full-time if it was not in the 
middle of the race. 

General manager |im Bowden 
spoke to Sanders on Wednesday 
and gave Sanders the option. He 
chose football. 

"We just let him know from the 
club's standpoint we would not 
stand in his way from going to play 
football full-time, given his situa- 
tion and given our situation," 
Bowden said. 


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Polo dives into Navy Invitational 


By Fred HuHbrinlc, jr. 

Collegian Staff 


for the four-time defending Eastern first round match at the NCAA tour- 


No wading into the kiddie pool 
for Massachusetts coach Russ 
Yarworth this season. Nope, he and 
his water polo troops will be diving 
right into the competition this week 
end at the Navy Invitational in 
Annapolis. 

Self-imposed expectations are high 


Champions, and a 
good showing in 
the first weekend 
of the regular sea- 
son would lay a 
solid base for 
Yarworth's lofty 
goal of winning a 
fifth consecutive 
Eastern title and a 


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good showing 
won't be enough 
for Yarworth's 
charges. 

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Sophomore driver Rich Slingluff will be looked upon to step up the 'D' against some tough opponents in the 
Navy Invitational. 


"But certainly every time we get into 
the pool, we want to win. The guys 
are ready to play somebody besides 
themselves." 

The busy weekend schedule for 
UMass starts at 11:00 a.m. on 
Saturday against George Washington 
(ranked No. 23 in the coaches' pre- 
season poll). They then take on No. 
15 Navy at 3:30 and No. 24 Buckncll 
at 6:45. The No. 1 1 Minutemen 
wrap-up the four-match slate against 
an emerging Slippery Rock squad 
that is ranked No. 19 to begin the 
season. 

The physical Midshipmen have 
been a thorn in the sides of 
Minutemen for years and will provide 
a crucial test for UMass in the early 
part of the season. 

Navy had been the regional compe- 
tition for the Minutemen in the 
recent past until the ascension of 
Queens to the upper water polo eche- 
lon in the last couple of years. 

As per usual the Midshipmen are a 
hard-nosed, defense- oriented team 
that wears down opposing offenses 
with constant and frantic hands-on 
defense. 

The defense could be the Achilles' 
heel for the Minutemen this season. 
Sophomore Richard Huntley takes 
over between the pipes for Yarworth 
and will shoulder much of the bur- 
den for a fairly inexperienced 
defense. 

The exceptional two-way play of 
Aldo Roman should take a share of 
the pressure off the young keeper, 
but with the exception of Marc 
Staudenbauer, no returning player 
has seen an abundance of time in the 
back field for the Minutemen. 



Step in the Box! 


The Softball team will be holding open tryouts, tentatively 
uled for next Sunday on Totman field. Stay tuned for more d. 


field hockey 


continued from page 1 2 

for an even 1-1 record. 

By game time Saturday. Cal will 
also be able to include last night's 
contest at Rhode Island in its record. 

After the team's first two games, 
sophomore midfielder Sara Baron sat 
atop the points column with five (two 
goals, one assist), followed closely by 
sophomore forward Megan Sainsbury 
with four (one goal, two assists). 

Senior goalie Karen Hagan, who is 
in her fourth year in the Golden Bear 
goal, has earned a .928 save percent- 
age and a 1 .04 goals against average 


through two games. 

Minutewomen Notes: 

Massachusetts is ranked 10th in the 
nation in the Sports Illustrated 
Woman Sport preseason poll. 
Defending national champion North 
Carolina is ranked first... After the 
UMass/Phoenix Invitational, UMass 
will host Boston College at Garber 
Field on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 
p.m. The team will then travel to 
James Madison University for a game 
against Davis and Elkins on Friday. 
Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. 



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89 Ford Tempo auto, 
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times weekly. Must 
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Cooks Wanted 

Experience a plus but 
not necessary. Apply 
immediately in person. 
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UMass Athletic 
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throughout the 1997-98 
athletic year. Must be 
21+. For further informa- 
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Mullins, or call 595- 
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Manager and Tutorial 
Supervisor wanted in 
Amherst. A Better 
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Drivers and Kitchen 
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plus. Approximately 20 
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Instruction in Music, 
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PAD is located in 73 
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FRIDAY. SEPT. 5 


Auditions — All members 
of the University and Five 
College community who wish 
to play in the University 
Orchestra (strings, winds, 
brass, percussion), directed 
by Mark Russel Smith, may 
sign up today for 
winds/brass only (except 
trumpet), from 1-4 p.m. in 
the Fine Arts Center, room 
167. Please bring two con- 
trasting selections of your 
choice, ie. orchestral 
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sonata or concerto. You may 
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SATURDAY. SEPT. 6 


Auditions — All members 
of the University and Five 
College community who wish 
to play in the University 
Orchestra (strings, winds, 


brass, percussion), directed 
by Mark Russel Smith, may 
sign up today for trumpets 
only from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 
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10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 
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Auditorium, Fine Arts 
Center, room 248. Please 
bring two contrasting selec- 
tions of your choice, ie. 
orchestral excerpts, a move- 
ment from a sonata or con- 
certo. You may be asked to 
sight read material from the 
upcoming season. 


SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 


Auditions — All members 
of the University and Five 
College community who wish 
to play in the University 
Orchestra (strings, winds, 
brass, percussion), directed 
by Mark Russel Smith, may 
sign up today for strings only 


from 9 a.m. -noon and 1-5 
p.m. in Bezanson 

Auditorium, Fine Arts 
Center, room 248. Please 
bring two contrasting selec- 
tions of your choice, ie. 
orchestral excerpts, a move- 
ment from a sonata or con- 
certo. 

Community — "Love 
Feast," sponsored by the 
Christian Foundation at 
UMass, a day of music, spirit 
and community, will be held 
at 10 a.m. at Wesley Church, 
365 N. Pleasant St. at 


MONDAY. SEPT. 8 


Fearing. 

Open house — 

Everywoman's Center, locat- 
ed in Wilder Hall, is hosting 
an Open House from 9 
a.m. -4 p.m. Staff will be 
available to provide informa- 
tion about paid student posi- 
tions, internships and volun- 


teer opportunities for stu- 
dents and community 
women. Refreshments will 
be provided. All members of 
the campus and community 
are welcome. 


TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 


Discussion — "The Politics 
of Birth Control," a discus- 
sion about why many women 
can't obtain the family plan- 
ning resources they need, 
and what you can do about 
it, will be held at 8 p.m. in 
Thompson Auditorium, 
room 102. Join fellow stu- 
dents and Peter H. 
Kostmayer, executive direc- 
tor of "Zero Population 
Growth." 


NOTICES 


Blood drive — Come and 
help the American Red Cross 
meet the challenge of provid- 


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supply for all those who need it 
by donating blood at the 
UMass Fall Kick-Off Blood 
Drives. The drives will be held 
Sept 9-10 from 10:30 
a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sept. 1 1 
from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on 
the first floor of the Campus 
Center. Donors can make an 
appointment by calling (800) 
462-2229. Walk-ins are wel- 
come. 

Library tours — The Du Bois 
Library will be hosting orienta- 
tion tours Sept. 4-5 and 8-12. 
The tours will leave from the 
Entrance lobby at 10:30 a.m. 
and 2:30 p.m. daily. Come, 
visit and get to know the 
library. 

Student government — 
Nominations papers for the 
Undergraduate Student Senate 
are available in the Student 
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office, located in the Student 


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daily. To submit an FYl, please send a press 
release containing all pertinent information, 
including the name and phone number of the 
contact person to the Collegian, c/o the 
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Union, room 420. 

Nominations are open until 5 
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. If 
there are any questions, please 
contact |odi Bailey at 
545-0342. 

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Women of the Everywoman's 
Center are now accepting appli- 
cations from women who want 
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or educators. To join our fall 
70-hour training for new volun- 
teers, to learn more about issues 
of violence against women, and 
to make a difference in areas of 
sexual assault and relationship 
violence, please call 545-0883. 
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — 

There is no point in trying to be 
perfect today, but you can do a 
great deal to hide your negative 
traits — and any errors — from 
view. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — 
You are quite strong at this time, 
with your emotions well-controlled 
and balanced with your intellect. It 
is a good day for decisions. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 2J-Nov. 21) — 
Pace yourself today: don't try to 
give it your all at every moment, or 
you will find that your resources 
are neither strong nor plentiful. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 
21) — It is important to prove your 
stability and faithfulness early in 
the day. Others may doubt you 
unless you demonstrate such traits. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-|an. 19) 

— Take care that you don't come 
on too strong today, particularly 
when dealing directly with a 
younger member of the opposite 
sex. 

AQUARIUS (|an. 20-Feb. 18) 

— You may be quite fussy today 


regarding questions of taste and 
preference. Take care, however, to 
remain open, receptive and humble. 

PISCES (Feb. I9-March 20) — 
You may be trying to be too subtle 
in your approach at this time. Be 
more direct, and those who need to 
will get the message. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — 
You are trying to be generous, but 
that fact is that you may be doing 
too much too soon. Be careful 
you're not putting someone off. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — 


This is a good day to treat yourself, 
to give in to a minor indulgence, to 
do something that would be bad for 
you to otherwise. Enjoy yourself! 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — 
Any derogatory words you have to 
offer today are likely to backfire on 
you, so take care that your criticism 
is offered in a spirit of assistance. 

CANCER (June 21-|uly 22) — 
You may find yourself in public- 
more often than expected today, so 
be prepared to use those manners 
that you've been saving for a rainy 
dav. 

LEO (|uly 23-Aug. 22) — You 
have an important anniversary of 
sorts coming up. and you must be 
prepared for all contingencies. A 
secret may be difficult to keep. 


Close to Home By John McPherson 


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Today's P.C. Menu 

Call 343-3626 for mor* information. 


Franklin 


LUNCH 

Cheesey Chicken Casserole 

Hot Beef Sandwich 

Fish in Batter 


DINNER 

Fried Chicken 
Stuffed Shells in Sauce 
Grilled Steak Sandwich 


Worcester 


LUNCH 

Hamburger or Harvest Burger 

Krabbycake Sandwich 

Raditore St Tomato or Alfredo Sauce 

Vegan Falafel Sandwich 

DINNER 

Rotisserie Glazed Chicken 

Shrimp Scampi Pasta 

Vegetable Gumbo Casserole 

Pastabilities and Half Time Deli 


Relying on his vast CD collection, manager Walt 

Friboski liked to provide an appropriate soundtrack 

when he gave performance reviews. 


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6 Get ready tor a 

trip 
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14 Poetry 

1 5 "— Called 
Horse" 

1 6 Ramble around 

1 7 Superior 

18 Burgundy, e.g 

19 Wild goat 

20 Describing some 
mysteries 

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24 Wedding 
promise 

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31 Third rock from 
the sun 

36 River: Sp. 

37 Pod veggies 

38 Costume 

39 Certain lawyer, 
slangily 

42 More apt to 
inherit the 
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43 Poker stake 

44 Terminate 

45 Put 2 and 3 
together 

46 Therefore 

47 Connecting 
words 

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Allen 

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61 Church 
calendar 

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island 

63 Designer St. 
Laurent 

64 Call for 

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66 '— Side. West 
Side" 

67 Oceans 

68 Trample 

DOWN 

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2 Auction ott 

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4 Large house 

5 Smells strongly 

6 Chess piece 

7 Surrounded by 
6 Outspoken 

9 Work dough 

10 Goody-goody 

1 1 Ear part 
1? Done 

13 Singer Ritler 

21 Become visible 

22 "Faust" creator 

25 Stage offering 

26 Intended 

27 Wearing |udioal 
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40 Guitar's 
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41 High school 
sub) 


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47 Shocked 

49 Holy images 

51 High points 

52 Opera singer 

53 March 15, in 
ancient Rome 

54 Relax 

55 Concert halls 

56 Dowels 

57 Plus 

58 Article 

59 File 

60 English river 



Hampshire 


LUNCH 

Hamburger 

Grilled Cheese 

Captain's Catch 

Hampshire Lunch Surprize 

DINNER 

Rotisserie Glazed Chicken 

Stuffed Shells in Sauce 

Fettuccini Alfredo 

Hampshire Dinner Surprize 


Berkshire 


LUNCH 

Krabbycake Sandwich (no, really!) 

Grilled Cheese 

Ratatouille 

Special Grilled Cheese 

DINNEP, 
Rotisserie Glazed Chicken 

Pineapple Ham Steak 

Vegie Gumbo Casserole 

Stuffed Shells in Sauce (pastabilities) 



The Massachusetts 


Sports 


Friday, September 5, 1997 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Pennant race info 
and a few random 
thoughts for you 

What to write, what to write... 

Well, there's the apparent lack of a pennant race in 
baseball these days. With the Yankees and Marlins 
making short work of the test of the also-rans in the 
race for the wild-card, and with evetj division leader 
seemingly in complete control by Labor Day weekend. 
the playoff! leem let. (Don't give me San Francisco or 
Anaheim arguments. I think you know bettet.i 

I think I heard someone last week whining about the 
new format because of this. To them. I say... 

Shut the hell up. buddy. (Oh yeah, don't step to me.) 

Fact is. Florida, Cleveland and Houston, all teams 
that deserve :o play for a chance at the World Series, 
would be scheduling golf time for October under the 
old formal. Despite 1 Ws clunker of a September, the 
new formal provided drama a la drama (my French, 
like the rest of me. is a little rusni in 1995 and 1996 
and will do so about 80 percent of the years it exists. 

So there. 

Smoking and drinking on a Tuesday night... 

Th^ 



Women's soccer faces Michigan on Totman 


By Jorma Kansanen 
Collegian Staff 


Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back... 

All cheesv comments about Gabe Kaplan and a late 
1970's sitcom aside, today's home opener for the No. 1 5 
Massachusetts women s soccer team will be a "welcome 
back" in more ways than one. 

Speaking of the later '70s. and not 
Gabe Kaplan, after a stellar home 
record at Richard F. Gather Field 
where the Minutewomen rung up an 
impressive 117-14-8 mark, UMass 
(1-0) will now pla\ their home games 
ai Totman Field. A change, but a 
familiar one. since the team played at 
The Field Formerly Known As NPE 
(Northern Physical Education) in the 
later '70s and early '80s, posting a 
27-2-1 record. 

Another return will be the 


UMass vs. Michigan 

Women's 
Soccer 

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callous. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 


but I 
really 
don't 


Luke Meredith 


care about this summer's arrests of Allen Iverson and 
Marcus Camby. So they got caught smoking pot. 

So what? (The gun was a hit much though. Allen). 

Look. They're still, technically, college-age kids. I 
haven't done a head count, but 1 think that most 21 
and 22-year-old kids (and they are still kids, 1 remind 
vou) still pull the occasional bong hit. And those yup- 
pies who fill the stands are mostly of baby-boomer age. 
and we all now how much they used to smoke. (I saw 
the Woodstock footage. No way was that a pot-free 
event.) 

So from my angle, I see no way anybody who has 
smoked before can come down on Iverson or Camby. 
Thev are kids who went out, smoked a little, and got 
snagged It's not the end of the world. Besides, they are 
paid to play basketball, not weave baskets in their free 
time. 

let's just let this go. and be more concerned with the 
fact that NBA tickets cost more than tuition at most 
major state universities. 
Except UMass. of course. 

Random thoughts... 

1 think 1 like the Denver Broncos' new uniforms. (1 
realize I am the only one, but that's okay). Yes, they do 
look like the AFL if it came along in 2037, but at least 
thev have style 

f also like Tampa Bay's new digs, but they have to 
lose the orange stripe on the pants and the black shoes. 
I do give them credit for making "pewter" work in their 
color scheme. Usually you only see pewter in those 
paint books at True Value, with "mauve" and "longber- 

O " 

Syracuse, you let me down. 

Mark Messier will go down in history as one of the 
greatest hockey players ever, prompting the Vancouver 
Canucks to sign him to a three-year. $20 million con- 
tract over the summer. But the Canucks have one prob- 
lem. 

He's 3b. 

Which means that by the end of the contract, the 
Canucks will be paying $7 million to a 39-year old cen- 
ter. Now. I'm all for growing old gracefully (Hell, my 
dad. who is 44. can still beat me in hoop), but I am 
afraid the Canucks have spent too much for one guy 
when they could have used the money to infuse some 
young talent into a team that has struggled since the 
1994 Stanley Cup finals. 

But whatever, let's face it. I don't know a thing 
about hockey anyway. 

Luke Meredith is u Collegian columnist. 


coach of the 
Minutewomen's adversary this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., 
with Debbie Belkin coming home to UMass for the first 
time as the coach of the No. 22 Michigan squad. Belkin 
was a three- time All- American (1985-87) and was a 
member of three consecutive final four teams for the 


Minutewomen. 

As a matter of fact, this will be the first ever meeting 
of the two teams, with the Wolverines (2-0) going into 
their fourth year as a reinstated program. UMass coach 
ffan Rudy is looking forward to both the return to the 
prime playing surface of Totman Field, and the return ol 
one of UMass' all-time greats. 

"Dennis O'Neil and his crew really created a wonder- 
ful playing surface, and we like the 
idea that our fans will be even closer 
to the action," Rudy said. "So. if we 
have to play at an interim field, and it 
we have to give up the place where 
we won 95' V of our home games. 
then it's good to go to a place where 
the surface is wonderful. 

"It's also extra Incentive that 
Debbie Belkin is coming home and 
she's one ol our most lUCCeasful play- 
en ever. And, I would project that il 
the committee is sharp and they do it right, she should 
be the next women's athlete that makes it into the 
UMass Hall of Fame." 

For Belkin. it has been a long time since she has been 
back in the Pioneer Valley, and it truly will be a home- 
coming of many sorts. 



THANCVO'COUEC.IAN 


Senior defender Erica Iverson leads the No. 15 Minutewomen against alumnus Debbie Belkin's Michigan 
squad. 


"I'm really excited, because I haven't been hack [to 
Massachusetts! in a while." Belkin said.' We have a lot 
of Mass. plavers on our team, so they II Ik coming hack 
to plav for the first time in front of their families. 

"When I was at UMass. I was a soccer junkie, and I 
made friends on the team that are still close Mends 
today. I have a lot of good memories, and we had a lot 
of success ." 

Even though Rudy does not have a history ol compe- 
tition against Michigan, he does have a histon ol com- 
petition with and against Belkin. 

Rudy assumed the I Mass coaching position a veai 
after Belkin graduated in 1988. and I year alter his 
Central Florida team faced Belkin and the 
Minutewomen in the 1987 NCAA Tournament semifi- 
nal at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. A 2-1 loss 
in that game to the eventual Tournament runner-up is 
pretty much history to Rudy, and he looks forward to 
making history on a field that has not hosted a regular 
season soccer game in Ibyeais. 

"We felt that Michigan was good last year, bin the) 
didn't quite get up to where they thought they should 
be," Rudy said. "Now. they're loaded with personnel. I 
mean, they're a great side. They may be one of the best 
teams we play this year, and we wanted them on the 
schedule." 

Rudy's personal experience with Belkin Started when 
he was an assistant coach with the U.S. National team, 
when the team competed against Norway, Sweden 
China, and Canada in the U.S.A. Cup held in Blaine. 
Minn, in the early 1990's. The attacking left side 
defender is still in the top 10 in a variety of UMass scoj 
ing categories, including points scored (70). goals (25) 
and assists (20). 

Being a member of the first team to win the Women's 
World Cup, Belkin's resume has helped develop the 
born- again Michigan program into almost instant Top 
25 status. The Wolverines have dominated so fat in the 
season, and have outscored their two opponents, 
Missouri and Kentucky, by a 7-1 margin, led by their 
top scorer, sophomore forward Amber Berendowsky (2 
goals, 1 assist, 5 points). Also. Berendowsky joined her 
teammates freshman defender Erin Gilhart, who Rudy 
had recruited to play at UMass. and sophomore 
Shannon Poole on the Kentucky Invitational All- 
Tournament team. 

Belkin has literally been able to pool together a tight 
group of players in only her fourth season as much 
(30-25- 6). and that fact will have her team prepared 
for a battle against an adversary and a friend. 

"In our second and third years, we made a lot of big 
strides in our program," Belkin said, whose team went 
10-7- 3 last season. "Our freshman need experience, 
but we're now in our fourth year, and we keep getting 
better. 

"1 really respect Rudy as a coach, and I know he has a 
lot of good players on his team, and a lot of new players 
on his team. I expect his team to be prepared, and we 
will come there to face a real good team." 

With a combination of young and old to mold togeth- 
er. Rudy knows that his team will also have to be pic 
pared for an up and coming team. A solid upper class 
foursome on defense that includes senior keeper 
Danielle Dion, Erica Iverson. Amy Burrill and junior 
Amanda Thompson should be more than enough to 
counteract a solid, young offensive corps from 
Michigan. 

The offense for the Minutewoman should be on pace- 
as well, with leading scorer Emma Kurowski (5 points I 
joining last season's America East Player ol the Yeat 
Sophie Lecot and freshman forward Kara Green on the 
frontline. With their hard work ethic. Green and I ecot 
were able to make scoring space for Kurowski in their 
4-0 win over Fairfield in last Saturday night's season 
opener. 

But. in the end. a win against the Maize and Blue 
would be more than a "welcome back'' to Totman field 
for the Minutewomen this afternoon 

"We've had a good week of training, and we got a 
chance to rest up a little bit." Rudy said. "We've had 
some pretty spirited training sessions, but what this 
game will give us is a test to see who we are. They have 
a pretty heavy duty team that has Often together for two 
to three years now. whereas we are pretty brand new 

Turn to WOMEN'S SOCCER, page 8 


Men's soccer set for fight 
with Saints on a Sunday 


By Jackie Leroux 

Collegian Staff ^ 

The Massachusetts men's soccer team is ready to 
get their regular season underway again when they 
travel to Albany, to take on Siena College on 
Sunday. 

After a disappointing 3-14-0 record last year, 
the Saints, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic 
Conference, are undefeated this season. They have 
aU> defeated the Minutemen each of the five times 
the two have met in the past. 

Siena has six returning starters from last year 
and appear to have toughened up over the summer. 

I hey've had a good run so ^ m 
far." coach Sam Koch said. 
"They are a much stronger team ami 
than before." 

The Minutemen were 
slammed in their first game of 
the season, an exhibition match 
in the Friendly s Cup held in 
Chicopee. UM,i^- lost 4-0 ■■ 
against No. 2 Indiana University. 
freshman Matt Fundenberger 
and sophomore Dema Kovalenko scored two goals 
apiece lot the Hoosiers. 

Fundenberger scored first at the 11:19 mark 
with a trv from just ten feet. Kovalenko scored 
again at 32:30. followed by I undenberger's second 
at 503d Kovalenko finished things off with the 
final goal at 57:13. 

The MiiHitcincn had trouble getting things going 
in the offensive end, getting off only four sli 
goal and two corners The Hoosiers put up 28 
shots and nine comer kicks. 

lunior goalie leff lablonski, out of Ludlow. 
Mass . played well despite the loss, netting nine 
saves for the Minutemen 

Things turned around for Massachusetts when 
they faced Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in their season 


I Mass @ Siena 


Men's 
Soccer 


opener, held at Szot Park in Chicopee. The 
Minutemen beat the Mustangs. 4-2. 

Senior forward Mike Butler and freshman for- 
ward Seth l.ilburn each scored a goal and put in 
two assist 

With just the second shot of the game. Butler got 
a 12- yardei across a t the 3:29 mark. Sophomore 
Gavin Hewitt and freshman Matt Christy of Paxton 
assisted on the plav 

lake Brodsky. a junior midfielder upped the 
score to 2-0 at the 31:10. He was assisted by a 
Butler head-flick assist. I ilbum finished the 
first hall scoring with a goal at 37:30. 

Cal Poly attempted a comeback in the second 
^^^^^^^ ^ half with two goals to bring the 
score to 3-2. Tony 
aaa Chuwana Bandhu got a goal at 
32:43. followed by a two-yarder 
from Martin Hayes at the 73:53 
mark 

Sophomore Gavin Hewitt 

scored his |j,s| goal of the season 

■■ with a feed from Butler to end 

the game at 4-2. 
* " I he offense definitely picked 
up for UMass. with their four goals and 16 shots 
on goal. Cal Polv had just nine shots on goal. 

Koch, now in his seventh season as head coach 
and a two lime Coach ol the Year believes that 
this year's squad has ■ kit of potential and should 
be able to compete lor the A 10 crown. The team 
is led by senior All-America candidates Mike 
Bulter and loenal Castma. 

A first team All-Atlantic honoree last year. 
Bulter is the iop ollensive threat for the 
Minutemen. He led the team in points last year 
with 18, and in assists with six. He tied lor the 
team lead in goals with si\ as well. Butler has a 
knack for scoring big goals, bringing in a team high 
four game winning goals last year. 
Castma was slowed by an ankle injury last sea- 


Sunthiy^^^ni. 



Field Hockey breaks in 
AstroTurf at Garber 

Cal is foe in first Invitational 


By Casey Kane 

Collegian Staff 


IHANf. VO COUEGIAN 

|oenal Castma and the Minutemen look to up 
their early season record against Siena on 
Sunday. 

son. but still managed to finish third in scoring for 
the team with to point- and live foals, (astma also 
has the potential to score when the game is on the 
line, with six eaieer game-winning goals to his 
name 

Koch is looking for an improvement from the 
defensive end of the team, but is allowing his team 
lime tc grow. 

"We just play one game at a time ." he said. 


The Massachusetts field hockev 
team will christen its new home this 
weekend, when the Minutewomen 
host the inaugural UMass/Phoenix 
Invitational. 

UMass will begin its first season at 
Richard I Garber Field with an II 
a.m. contest against California. New 
Hampshire will tan- 
gle with Michigan 
Stale at 1 p.m. 

The winners of 
the two games will 
meet for the 
I n v i t a t i o n a I ' s 
championship at 1 
p.m. on Sunday, 
while the consola 
lion game will be- 
held at I I a.m. 

The game marks the first official 
home game the Minutewomen will 
play on the newly laid AstroTurf. In 
previous seasons, some of the 
nation's top teams have spumed the 
opportunit] to play on the natural 
grass of Tbtman rield, forcing UMass 
to plav "home" games on the turf at 
Westfield State College. 

The switch to turf at Garber Field 
is a major advancement for the pro- 
gram. 

•|; is incredible." first -year head 
coach Patty Shea said of the new sur 
face "It really says a lot about the 


UM / Phoenix Invil. 


Field 
Hockey 


SaturJax ;imJ SunJa> 


commitment this athletic department 
and this school have to the field 
hockey program." 

The impact the new ratface will 
have on the program is a tremendous 
one. The national and international 
games have long been played on tint, 
while many of the top collegiate pro- 
grams in the country have also bene- 
fitted from the AstroTurf surface. 
"That the UMass field hockev pro 
gram has been as 
i. oinpetitive as it 
has been for so 
long, says a lot 
about what kind of 
program this is," 
Shea said. 

Tomorrow's 
game doublv 

marks the begin- 
ning of a new era. 
not onlv because 
of the turf, but also because it is 
Shea's first game on the sidelines ol 
her alma mater. 

The Minutewomen do have one 
scrimmage under their belts — last 
Friday against the University ol 
Toronto. 

As a result, game experience is one 
area where the Golden Bears have the 
edge. Coach Shellie Onstead's Kjuad 
has already faced off against Michigan 
(a 3-0 Cal win) and Invitational par- 
ticipant Michigan State (a 2-1 MM) 

Turn to FIELD HOCKEY, page 9 


DAILY COLLEGIAN 


Volume CVII Issue 4 


The voice of 
rebellion 



The Wu-Tang 
Clan, along with 
Rage Against The 
Machine and Atari 
Teenage Riot, 
spoke their mind at 
the New World 
Theater. Check out 
our review (see Arts 
& Living, page S) 


Minutewomen 1-1 
on Garber Turf 



Erica (ohnston 
and the 

Massachusetts field 
hockey team beat 
Cal 8-1 on 
Saturday before los- 
ing yesterday at the 
newly renovated 
Garber Field (see 
Sports, page 12). 


WORLD 


McGuiness, escapees 
meet before talks 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Irish 
Republican leader visited three 
escapees from a Belfast prison await- 
ing extradition to England before 
attending a rally on Saturday to build 
support for peace talks scheduled for 
next week. 

Martin McGuiness — chief nego- 
tiator for Sinn Fein, the political wing 
of the Irish Republican Army — visit- 
ed the men, all self-proclaimed Irish 
nationalists who were among a 
group that escaped from Belfast's 
notorious Maze prison in 1983. 

A federal judge in August agreed 
to extradite the three — Kevin Barry 
Artt, Pol Brennan and Terrance Kirby 
— to Britain, rejecting their argu- 
ments that they would be persecuted 
because they were Catholic and sup- 
ported a united Ireland. Artt and 
Brennan were convicted of murder, 
and Kirby of possessing explosives. 

"I find them in very good form," 
McGuiness said. "I find all three of 
them very supportive of (the peace 
talks)." 

About 700 turned out for the fund 
raiser after McGuiness's visit to the 
federal detention center in 
Pleasanton, including state Sen. Tom 
Hayden, (D-Los Angeles), and Mayor 
Willie Brown. 


NATION 


BART at standstill 
as workers call strike 


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 
Employees of the area's commuter 
train system walked off the job yes- 
terday in a pay dispute, a strike that 
could strand thousands when the 
work week begins. 

The Bay Area Rapid Transit's 56 
trains were idled as about 65,000 
weekend riders were forced to find 
other transportation. There were no 
immediate problems yesterday. But 
commuter headaches were expected 
this morning if the 275,000 daily rid- 
ers are forced onto roadways. 

Healy said operating the system 
without the striking workers was not 
an option. 

The system's 2,600 train operators, 
station agents, mechanics and other 
workers walked out at 12:01 a.m. 
yesterday. Negotiations resumed 
later in the day between BART man- 
agement and unions representing the 
workers but broke off about three 
hours later. No new talks were sched- 
uled. 

Members of BART's two largest 
unions voted last week to reject an 
offer that would have raised their 
salaries 3 percent a year for three 
years. 

Union members reportedly are 
seeking annual raises of 6.5 percent, 
5.5 percent unri 5 percent over the 
three years of a new contract. 


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Monday, September 8, 1997 


Picket code restricts protests at UMass 


Wedndoy 


By Tamor Carroll &Victoria Groves 

Collegian Staff 

University of Massachusetts 
President William M. Bulger has 
issued a new picket code governing 
demonstrations and protests on 
University property. 

The new picket code is applicable 
to undergraduate and graduate stu- 
dents on all five UMass campuses, 
and was developed by Bulger's office 
with extensive input from Chancellor 
David K. Scott. 

The picket code limits demonstra- 
tions to "appropriate public forums", 
which do not include faculty and 
administrative __^^__^^^^ 


and rights, over disagreements about 
such issues," Scott wrote. 

UMass News Director Katherine 
Scanlan said that the new, 
system-wide picket code was drawn 
up in response to the nationally pub- 
licized takeover of the Goodell 
Administration building last March 
by a group of students. 

Students rallying for issues such as 
increased financial aid, increased 
diversity on campus and child care, 
conducted a six-day takeover of 
Goodell, putting the administrative 
activities of the building on hold for a 
week. 

"Partly because of Goodell issues 
,^^^^__^^^_ last year, we want- 


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"Both Bulger and 
Scott are firm in saying 
that we will not have 
disruption of normal 
activities," Scanlan 
said. "Neither will tol- 
erate any disruption 
this year. " 


offices and 
classrooms, and 
specifies that all 
demonstrations 
must be held 
during the 
building's "nor- 
mal operating 
hours." 

Any student 
in violation of 
the code will be 
subject to 

expulsion from 
the University 

or an other, unspecified, sanction. 
The Dean of Students Office, in con- 
junction with the Public Safety 
Department, is responsible for 
enforcing the code. 

The picket code, as well as an 
accompanying letter from Scott, was 
mailed to all UMass students in the 
past week. 

In his letter, addressed to the 
University Community, Scott empha- 
sized his disapproval of demonstra- 
tions that upset the normal activities 
of the University. 

"1 believe it is vitally important at 
this time to draw a clear line between 
dissent and disruption... I do not 
support, nor will 1 tolerate, disrup- 
tion of the activities and offices of the 
University, of people's lives, work 


ed to make sure 
everyone knew 
what our policies 
are," Scanlan said. 
"The letters were 
sent out to let peo- 
ple know we will 
implement these 
policies as appro- 
priate." 

Scanlan said 

that both Bulger 

and Scott wanted 

^ H ^^ HHH to tell the student 

body that they will 

not "tolerate" another takeover like 

the Goodell Takeover this year. 

"Both Bulger and Scott are firm in 
saying that we will not have disrup- 
tion of normal activities," Scanlan 
said. "Neither will tolerate any dis- 
ruption this year. 

"If there are questions about a 
firmer stance that's being held this 
fall... what was done at one time, say 
in March, may not be appropriate for 
this fall." Scanlan said, referring to 
the Goodell Takeover. 

Student reaction to the code unfa- 
vorable 

Many student leaders expressed 
disappointment with the new picket 
code, citing a lack of student input 
and restriction of student activities as 



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Junior exercise science major Craig Leonardo decided to get his 
tongue pierced in Northampton this past Friday. 


Mother Teresa dead at 87; 
thousands mourn the loss 


TMANG VO/ COUIGIAN 

Students protest outside Goodell during the Goodell Takeover last March as security guards stand watch at the 
door. 


points of contention with the code. 

Mahmood Ketabchi. president of 
the Graduate Employment 
Organization (GEO) said he felt that 
student organizations did not have 
enough input on the code. 

"As far as input, GEO for sure 
wasn't consulted," Ketabchi said. 

Tom Taaffe, chief negotiator for 
GEO and a participant in the Goodell 
Takeover, expressed the same senti- 
ment and said that Bulger, through 
these actions, was curbing students' 
freedom to disagree with the adminis- 
tration. 

"Students were not involved in the 
process as bylaws require," Tom 
Taaffe said. "Bulger does not tolerate 
dissent." 

Adam Feldman. a former Goodell 


outside organizer and member of the 
Undergraduate Employment 

Organization/Radical Student Union 
(UEO/RSU) expressed surprise at the 
contents of the letters. 

"I can't believe that they would 
do that... it seems, at this point, 
very challenging that they put it in 
black and white that they think they 
have the power to restrict freedom 
of assembly and freedom of 
speech," Feldman said. "It's unac- 
ceptable." 

Student Trustee Brian Tirrell 
responded to the mailing by calling it 
unacceptable to the students on this 
campus, but needed by some of the 
members of the administration. 

"The Chancellor lis] responding to 
the pundits in Boston who gave him a 


lot of gruff after the takeover in 
Goodell... It's still not acceptable, as 
it wasn't before, but there was an 
outcry for that kind of a code," 
Tirrell said. 

The GEO has already responded to 
the policy with flyers posted around 
campus, and is also planning an orga- 
nized response. 

"We will take this to the leadership 
coalition on campus and ask them to 
take a stand against these guidelines 
and policies. They were basically dug 
out of the trash can to intimidate 
workers and students. As far as GEO 
is concerned, it will not defer us from 
doing what we need to to be heard," 
Ketabchi said. 

Bulger and Scott were unavailable 
to comment. 



RAD self defense program offere< 

Free class teaches UMass women how to protect themselves 


By Leigh Faulkner 

Collegian Staff 


For the first time since its start last fall, the Rape 
Aggression Defense System (RAD) is being offered free to 
all University of Massachusetts women, students or staff, 
by the UMass Police Department. 

RAD, a 12-hour self defense class, is a hands-on course 
that offers tips and strategies for defense training. 

Originally, the class fee was $25. However. UMPD has 
agreed to pay the $25 which is used for copying and print- 
ing the manuals for the class. 

"1 understand that for college students $25 can be a lot 
of money and I don't want money being the issue of why 
women can't take the class," said RAD instructor and 
UMass Police officer Laura Gordon. 

Gordon explained that anyone can perform the defense 
moves that are taught in the class. 

"In the class we discuss risk reduction, avoidance aware- 
ness and being aware of your surroundings, and we prac- 
tice physical defense moves." Gordon said. "The moves are 
very, very basic, they are not martial arts material." 

Gordon and Officer Lisa Kidweli are certified RAD 
instructors who began teaching the class last fall after par- 
ticipating as students in the class. 

"1 believe in the class whole heartedly. The techniques 
really do work. I gained confidence in myself and felt good 
about myself," Gordon said. 

The 1 2-hour course is divided into four three-hour ses- 
sions. The first three nights consist of an overview, discus- 
sions and learning and practicing defense moves. 

"We talk about setting a defensive mind and about 
'what if situations, then show the appropriate moves in 
those situations... In addition we cover a lot of common 
sense things; check your car when you get in it, always 
keep your dorm room locked. UMass is basically a city 
within a city and students need to understand that." 


Gordon said. 

The fourth and final class is simulation night. The 
women review the moves and then face the "aggressor", a 
police officer who is dressed in protective gear. 

The simulation is strictly voluntary and students can 
still complete the class if they choose not to volunteer. 
However. Gordon said no one has ever refused to partici 
pate in the simulation. 

Although Gordon and Kidweli play the role of the 
"aggressor", many of the participants prefer for Sergeant 
Robert Thrasher to be the aggressor because, in reality, 
chances are if the women are ever attacked it is going to 
be by a man and not a women, explained Gordon. 

"They see that the moves really do work, especially dur- 
ing simulation night. Students end up leaving the course 
with a positive attitude and a lot more confidence than 
they had when it first started," Gordon said. 

RAD is a nation wide program offered through out the 
country at various colleges, universities and security 
departments. 

Once a woman is a graduate of the course, she is a life- 
time member of the program. 

"If a student decides she want to sharpen her skills, any- 
where in the country, she will be let in free to the course," 
Gordon said. 

UMPD is hopeful that someday they will be able to offer 
RAD as a one-credit physical education course. However. 
Gordon said she does not foresee that happening anytime 
soon. According to UMass policy, a one credit course 
requires 50 hours of class time. 

"Once we get the basic 12-hour program off the ground 
it may be possible to combine the basic and advanced pro- 
grams and come up with 50 hours... but right now we 
want to concentrate on the basic program." Gordon said. 
Registration for the RAD course is Oct. 1 and 2. The 
class is limited to 16 people and is on a first come, first 
serve basis. The class begins on Oct. 16. For more infor- 
mation, call Officers Gordon or Kidweli at 545-2121. 


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CALCUTTA, India(AP) — The 
frail women in rain-soaked saris were 
turned away, as were the laborers 
with somber faces who came 
Saturday to pay their respects to 
Mother Teresa, the tiny woman who 
took up the burden of the world's 
poor and downtrodden. 

The nuns of her order decided the 
convent chapel where her body lay 
was too small to accommodate 
crowds. 

They posted hand-lettered signs 
saying mourners could pay respects 
at a larger chapel to which Mother 
Teresa's body was to be moved yes- 
terday. Her body will lie in state at 
St. Thomas' Church until her state 
funeral Saturday. 

The site of the funeral was not 
announced. Mother Teresa will be 
buried at the convent in central 
Calcutta that was her home and the 
headquarters of her Missionaries of 
Charity order, according to Sister 
Barnet at the mission. 

Asha Mondal was among those 
denied a glimpse of Mother Teresa. 


The 25-year-old homemaker from a 
village outside Calcutta traveled two 
hours by bus to pay homage to the 
woman who "has given me life." 

Mondal grew up in one of Mother 
Teresa's orphanages in Calcutta and 
said she had learned first-hand of the 
nun's generous heart. "Mother loves 
us all," said Mondal, who said she 
would come back to view the body 
on Sunday. 

Mother Teresa, who retained her 
simplicity and humility despite an 
avalanche of international fame, died 
Friday night of a heart attack, sur- 
rounded by grieving sisters of her 
order. She was 87. As word of her 
death spread, mourners, some weep- 
ing, streamed to the Missionaries of 
Charity convent, which towers over 
squalid tenements. 

Even after they learned they would 
not get in, some mourners lingered, 
standing patiently in the warm, mon- 
soon rain. One woman, seeing a 
reporter allowed in, begged to be 

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Page 2 / Monday, September 8, 1997 


Diana buried Saturday at Althorp 


By Audrey Woods 

Associated Press 


LONDON — Tears and flowers 
iinJ inconsolable crowds followed 
Diana to her final resting place in 
England's green hills Saturday, in an 
extraordinary day of pageantry and 
proud tribute from a land the sad and 
smiling princess spoke longingly of 
Bering. 

Before her last journey north, to a 
private burial in the tranquility of her 
ancestral home. Diana's loyal brother 
lashed out at the media that hurt her, 
and at a royal famiU in which she 
starred in "the most bizarre life imag- 
inable." 

And before she was lowered into 
that solitary grave, the British people 
in their millions poured out their 
hearts in a final farewell — in the cool 
morning outside her Kensington 
Palace home, in the sparkling midday 
sun at Westminster Abbey, on 
London's boulevards and grand plazas. 
The\ cried at the courage of Prince 
William. 15. and Prince Harry, 12, as 
they walked behind their mother's 
funeral cortege. They sang along with 
hymns of old and Elton John's new 
version of "Candle in the Wind." ded- 
icated to "England's rose." But most- 
1\ they stood and watched and 
retlected on the tragedy that snatched 
this imperfect heroine, the Princess 
of Wales, from their lives, in the 
>enseiess wreck of a car in Paris just 
six days earlier. 

"It is such a shame that we could 
not have done this for her in life," 
said one man outside Kensington 
Palace, "so she could have known 
how we felt." 

In the age-old tradition of a 1,000- 
>ear-old monarchy, the day was well 
QCiipted. But it was the one text that 
didn't appear in the pre-published 

■ Mother Teresa 


program — the eulogy by the Earl 
Spencer — that electrified the 
mourners within and without the 
ancient abbey. As he stood near 
Diana's coffin in hallowed 
Westminster Abbey, he ripped into 
the newspapers and photographers 
who had made her "the most hunted 
person of the modern age." 

"There is no doubt that she was 
looking for a new direction in her life 
at this time." Spencer said. "She 
talked endlessly of getting away from 
England, mainly because of the treat- 
ment she received at the hands of the 
newspapers. 

"I don't think she ever understood 
why her genuinely good intentions 
were sneered at by the media... My 
own. and only, explanation is that 
genuine goodness is threatening to 
those at the opposite end of the 
moral spectrum." 

listening to loudspeakers or 
watching on giant TV screens in 
London's parks, the crowds of com- 
moners applauded, some holding 
their clapping hands high in emphatic- 
agreement. Inside the royal church, 
the congregation joined in. 

Diana herself had confessed to 
exasperation with her homeland in an 
interview just two weeks ago. in the 
Paris newspaper Le Monde. "Any 
sane person would have left long 
ago," she said of Britain. "But I can- 
not. I have my sons." 

Diana may have tired of England, 
but the kingdom and the world had 
not tired of Diana, the devotion evi- 
dent in the mounds of flowers out- 
side palaces, the long waits to write a 
word of sympathy, the sobs of many 
along the way. 

Hundreds of thousands of people 
pressed around the abbey, joining in 
the funeral service of a shining 36- 
year-old woman most had never met 


but all had taken as their personal 
royal. 

That popularity was an enormous 
burden, and Spencer vowed that 
Diana's sons including the future 
king William — would grow up M 
she had wished. 

While Oueen Elizabeth II. Diana's 
former husband Prince Charles and 
all the senior members of the royal 
fussily listened, he said Diana's 
"blood family" would strive to pro- 
tect the young princes "so that their 
souls are not simply immersed by 
duty and tradition, but can sing open- 
ly as you planned." 

At the close of the service 
12:06 p.m., the nation fell silent for a 
minute. 

For the last mile of the procession 
from Kensington Palace to the abbey, 
Charles and his father. Prince Philip, 
had joined Spencer and the two 
young princes in walking behind the 
horse-drawn gun carriage that bore 
Diana's coffin. 

Five hundred charity workers, 
some of them handicapped and strug- 
gling with crutches, joined the 
cortege, representing the millions of 
"ordinary people" with whom Diana 
had forged such a bond. 

The tenor bell at Westminster 
Abbey began tolling once ever) 
minute as six Irish draught horses 
from The King's Troop. Royal I lone 
Artillery, set off from Kensington 
Palace at ^08 a.m. 14:08 a.m. EDT). 
The coffin was covered with flowers 
and draped in the monarch's flag, the 
Royal Standard. One bouquet bore a 
card reading simply, "Muniniv." 

At least a million people had 
pressed into the center of London to 
pay their respects, and hundreds of 
thousands more lined roads along the 
way to the burial site at the family 
estate in Northamptonshire. 


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taken along. A group of high school students held signs 
declaring her "immortal." At times, as many as 500 were 
held back by police barricades. Men in overalls or the 
sarong-like wraps worn by rickshaw pullers craned their 
necks for a glimpse through the order's high windows. 

Inside, more than 200 nuns gathered for a Mass in the 
plain, dimly lit chapel, few showing emotion as they 
kneeled in prayer and song, their voices rising in choruses 
of hallelujah. 

Mother Teresa's body was laid out, bare feet toward the 
altar, in the simple habit worn by members of her order — 
a blue-trimmed white cotton sari and a long-sleeved blouse. 
A fan placed at her head gently rustled a bouquet of yellow 
roses. Wreaths and bouquets of white roses filled the room. 

"Today. Mother Teresa is enjoying the presence of 
lesus. whom she loves and to whom she dedicated her 
work. We -hould all be rejoicing today, for we have a 
great intercessor in heaven," said Father Sebastian, who 


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The service ended with one nun making the sign of the 
cross on Mother Teresa's forehead. 

Later Saturday, about 20 children from a nearby 
Missionaries of Charity orphanage were led into the chapel. 
But for the most part, only politicians, diplomats and nuns 
were able to see her. At St. Thomas' Church, workers 
lashed together tables to form a slightly sloping, 4-foot-high 
platform on which Mother Teresa's body will lie SuniLi> 
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Bemvinda Pereira, an official helping to prepare the 
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Accident — Property Damage 

Sept. i 

A vehicle parked in parking lot 
53 was damaged by a hit and run 
tcctdwt. 

Sept. 4 

A minor two-car accident 
Occurred OB Massachusetts Avenue. 

A minor two-vehicle accident 
occurred in parking lot 22 on 
University Drive. 

Annoying Behavior 

Sept. 3 

An individual was ejected from 
Boyden Gym after a dispute on a 
basketball court. 

Sept. 4 

A dispute between individuals in 
McNamara Residence Hall was 
resolved 


Burglary/Breaking and Entering 

Sept. 5 

A vehicle in parking lot 64 on 
University Drive was broken into. 

Larceny 

Sept. 3 

A telephone was stolen from 
Machmer Hall over the past week- 
end. 

Eight backpacks were reported 
stolen from the Textbook Annex. 

Sunglasses were reported stolen 
from a vehicle in parking lot 22 on 
University Drive. 

Sept. 4 

A telephone was stolen from 
Goodell Library. 

Two backpacks were reported 
stolen from the Textbook Annex. 


A wallet was reported stolen from 
a resident of lames Resident Hall. 

A cell phone was stolen from a 
vehicle in parking lot 22 on 
University Drive. 

Liquor Law Violations 

Sept. 3 

Brian P. Riley. 20. 13 Bylund 
Ave.. Auburn was arrested in 
Cashin Circle for illegal possession 
and transporting liquor. 

Vandalism 

Sept. 5 

A card reader was damaged at 
Maekimmie Residence Hall. 

A vehicle in parking lot 22 on 
University Drive was damaged. 

A vehicle in parking lot 1 1 on 
University Drive was damaged. 





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UMass' Kosher meal plan 
still available to students 


By Bryan Schwartzman 

Collegian Staff 


There is still plenty of room for 
students to join the Kosher meal 
plan, which has moved from 
Hampden Dining Commons in 
Southwest Residential Area to the 
Hillel House. 

Although the Kosher meal plan's 
new location in the basement of the 
Hillel House offers an aesthetic wall 
mural painted just last year, the move 
from Southwest may have initially 
cost University Food Services some 
business. Currently there are 1 1 stu- 
dents on the meal plan, as opposed to 
21 last year. 

"A lot of people came to 
Southwest (because Southwest is so 
densely populated] but the food is 
much better here," said Racthel 
Krausher, a senior Middle-Eastern 
Studies major and a Kosher meal 
plan subscriber. 

"Forty to 50 students would be 
ideal," said cook Nick Deraleau, who 
was hired by University Dining 
Services last fall when the two previ- 
ous cooks retired. 

According to Deraleau. four years 
ago there were over 100 students on 
the meal plan. Although he said he is 
not sure why the number has 
declined so much, he is confident 
that the new location will be a suc- 
cess. 

Deraleau said that he has the fresh- 
est of meats and produce, and that his 
food is competitive with any restau- 
rant in Amherst. In addition, 95 per- 
cent of what he serves is from scratch, 
and the only assistance he receives is 
from two student workers who work 
more as dishwashers than as cooks. 

"It is as close to home cooking as 
you'll find at any university," 
Deraleau said. "It is home cooking." 


Before coming to UMass, he 
co-owned a French Bistro deli- 
catessen in Greenfield, a restaurant 
he still owns stock in. At age 37, 
Deraleau decided to go back to 
school and attend the New 
Hampshire Culinary Arts School, 
where he graduated with honors and 
received an A in Kosher food prepa- 
ration. 

"Although I'm not Jewish, I hold 
Kosher laws in very high respect. 
Students who wish to keep Kosher 
shouldn't have to worry if the cook 
was doing their job or not," he said. 

The students who are currently on 
the meal plan seem to like the atmos- 
phere and quality of the food. 

"It is nice to know the guy who 
cooks for you," said Mali Lipchik, a 
sophomore BDIC American Studies 
major and a resident in the Hillel 
House. 

The Kosher meal plan is open from 
5 to 6:50 p.m. Monday through 
Thursday, and dinner is served at 
7:15 p.m. on Friday following ser- 
vices. Brunch is served Saturday and 
Sunday from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Students can sign up for the meal 
plan at the Meal Plan Office located 
in the Franklin Dinning Commons. 
The plan costs an additional $80 to 
whichever meal plan the student is 
already signed up for, and the student 
can still eat at the other Dinning 
Commons with the Kosher meal plan. 

The plan is also available for stu- 
dents who live off campus or are not 
on any meal plan, and this costs $928 
per semester for seven meals a week. 
If a student waits until add/drop peri- 
od has ended to join either a regular 
meal plan or the Kosher plan, the 
rates become proactive, but the 
options are more limited. 

For more information call the Meal 
Plan Office at 545- 1 362. 



Weld continues to lobby for a hearing on Mexican ambassadorship 


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former 
Massachusetts Gov. William Weld 
said Sunday that the refusal of Sen. 
lesse Helms to hold hearings on his 
nomination to be ambassador to 
Mexico was "just not the American 
way." 

Weld, in an interview on ABC's 
"This Week," contended that he was 
making headway in his battle with 


Helms, the conservative head of 
the Senate Foreign Relations 
Committee, has denied Weld a hear- 
ing, insisting that Weld, a moderate 
Republican, is not qualified because 
of his past support for the medical 
use of marijuana and needle- 
exchange programs to prevent the 
spread of AIDS. 

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, 


ments he has made about Helms. 

Weld, while saying his disagree- 
ments with Helms had never been 
personal, said there was almost no 
precedent for a person nominated by 
the president to an ambassadorship 
to be denied a hearing. "It's just not 
the American way." Weld said. 

That drew a quick response from 
Helms' spokesman Marc Thiessen, 


Weld speaking before he thinks," he 
said. 

Thiessen said Weld, in his televi- 
sion interview, was "completely 
unapologetic" about his past com- 
ments on Helms, whom he had 
accused of "ideological extortion." 
"Jesse Helms is not going to be insult- 
ed by William Weld to holding a 
hearing on this." 


democratic, "should the process of 
deciding who is going to be ambas- 
sador to that country be one so 
unrepresentative of participatory 
democracy?" 

Weld insisted he had a strong 
narcotics record when he worked in 
the lustice Department in the 
Reagan administration and had 
never supported the legalization of 


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Monday, September 8, 1997 


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The war in Palestine 


T 


hursday's bombing in lerusalem is yet another 
clear demonstration of a simple fact that has 
eluded many observers of events in Palestine: 
Oslo Accords notwithstanding, there is no peace 
treats in Palestine. Instead, there is only occupation, 
expanding colonialism and war. 

This war began almost exactly 100 years ago, when 
a large group of iewish Europeans met at a confer- 
ence in Basel. Switzerland where they decided to col- 
onize Palestine and substitute themselves for the 
inhabitants of that land, the Palestinians. 

In the following century, through this war, the 
Zionist movement and its creation, the State of Israel, 
have occupied Palestine, and dispossessed and disen- 
franchised its people. 

The Oslo process was purported to establish peace 
in Palestine by, in part, granting something of value 
to the colonized Palestinians. 

Instead, their material and 
political conditions have suf- 
fered even greater devastation, 
to say nothing of their aspira- 
tions for human and national 
rights. 

As Edward Said has observed 
in the latest issue of The 
Nation, through the "peace 
process, Palestinians entered an 
appalling spiral of loss and 
humiliation... which has 
impoverished our people, 
whose income has been slashed 
by half, who cannot move 
around freely, confined to the 
dreadful little Bantustans 
[about J percent of the West > ^^^__^_^__ 
Bank] that we insist on calling 
liberated zones, who are oblig- 
ed to watch more settlements being built, more land 
taken, more houses destroyed, more sadistic punish- 
ments being meted out." 

Beyond that, any desperate hopes that the Oslo 
process would suddenly evolve beyond Rabin'? scheme 
for more efficient occupation and pacification of the 
Palestinians, into a vehicle for the accomplishment of a 
just and lasting peace and the realization of Palestinian 
human rights, have been systematically dismantled by 
the Netanyahu regime. 

Since his election, the Israeli Prime Minister has 
made it his main aim to ensure that the process is 
stopped dead in its tracks and that none harbor any 
illusions about Israel's intentions to retain de facto 


The Israeli Prime Minister 
has made it his aim to 
ensure that the process is 
stopped dead in its tracks 
and that none harbor any 
illusions about Israel's 
intentions to retain de facto 
possession of all of 
Palestine. 


possession of all of Palestine. 

Indeed, this was his campaign platform. 
As Said has pointed out. "One cannot just expect 
people without statehood, without rights, without 
hope, to act like well-dressed diplomats sitting in 
seminar rooms talking about abstract scenarios and 
confidence building measures. 

"What we need now — and certainly the United 
States can take this step — is a'restatement of the 
basic premise that there is peace only when land is 
given back, and that the goal is independence and 
sovereignty for two peoples." 

Writing in Israel's leading daily, the centrist news- 
paper Ha'aretz, one day before the latest bombing, 
Gideon Samet observed that U.S. Secretary of State 
Albright will not be able to be 
able to effectively counter the 
Israeli poli- 
cy of indefi- 
nitely post- 
poning any 
future 
agreements 
with the 
Palestinians 

or the fulfillment of any of the 
outstanding commitments 
Israel continues to ignore 
because, "the United States will 
not make any particular effort 
to pressure him [Netanyahu |." 

Samet recognizes that 
Netanyahu's "political con- 
sciousness goes beyond merely 
postponing... He has drawn a 
^^^^^^^^^^^ line over any moves involving 
the Palestinians." 

Even Israel's leading daily 
recognizes, therefore, that Palestinians have been put. 
yet again, in an impossible situation. Only a few 
hours before the bombing, Samat wrote that "Now 
only one thing can break the paralysis: violence in the 
territories." 

This fact was apparent even from the Israeli point 
of view. 

It is crystal clear, then, that as long as Zionist colo- 
nialism continues the war against Palestinians, and 
their human and national rights, which began at the 
first Zionist Congress in Basel one hundred years ago, 
Palestine is and will remain a war zone. 
Hussein Ibish is a UMass graduate student. 


Enough is enough 


F 


*• Point 


Counterpoint 


'.Hussein Ibish 


our years ago 1 watched with 
the rest of the world as 
President Clinton stood at the 
White House Lawn for the famous 
hand shake and signing of the first 
formal Israeli- PLO peace agree- 
ment. The world looked on with 
eager anticipation and hoped that 
there would finally be peace in one 
of the world's most volatile and 
important regions, the Middle 
East. 

Since the initial signing, the 
Israelis and the Palestinians have 
come a long way. The Palestinians 
have gained 
a measure 
o f 

self-auton- 
omy, and 
their lives 
have 
improved in 
many ways. 
What were 
considered occupied territories, the 
West Bank and the Gaza Strip, are 
still technically part of Israel, but 
are now under the jurisdiction of 
the Palestinian Authority and not 
the Israeli government. Both the 
economy and the educational sys 
tern have improved for the 
Palestinians as a result of the peace 
process. 

However, the road taken towards 
peace has not been a smooth one; 
according to U.S.A. Today, there 
have been 1 5 suicide bombings in 
Israel since the agreements. Each of 
the bombs aimed at killing civilians 
who have given up their lives in 
hopes of peace. 

As an American lew who has 
spent over a year in Israel, it is dif- 
ficult for me to keep a positive out- 
look on the peace process. 

Unfortunately, fbi piospects for 
peace are quickly dwindling away 
as time ticks by — like the timer on 
one of the suicide bombs set off by 
Hamas. What makes this peace 
process so painful and difficult is 


that the parties involved who are 
trying to achieve peace are taking 
brave and bold steps. 

Both the Israeli government and 
the Palestinian Authority have 
often gone against what their own 
people want, doing what they need 
to in order to move the region 
towards peace. 

Though they are doing some dif- 
ficult things, neither leader — 
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin 
Netanyahu and PLO Chairman 
Yasser Arafat — has done all he 
could and should be doing. 

Arafat continues to embrace 
leaders of Hamas, the Islamic mili- 
tant group that has continued sui- 
cide bomb attacks. Arafat has also 
proceeded to break all types of 
agreements that go along with the 
Oslo Accords, such as limiting the 
size of his police force. 

However, Arafat is not the only 
one who looks guilty here. 
Netanyahu is also guilty of some 
poor decisions along the way. The 
most important one has been wait- 
ing so long to do what he did on 
Friday. 

Netanyahu finally declared that 
Israel may consider their peace 
accords with the Palestinian 
Autonomy to be void, lust like any 
contract, if one side breaks it, then 
it is effectively null and void. That 
is what appears to be the case in 
the Middle East right now. 
Apparently Netanyahu has declared 
that Israel is not bound by the 
peace accords with the 
Palestinians. 

This past suicide bomb struck a 
different chord with many Israelis 
and worldwide lews than the previ- 
ous 14. Having spent a year in 
Israel and been there during three 
suicide bombings within a short 
span of time. I never felt unsafe. 
The bombs had been in areas that I 
had been to, but never in a place 
that 1 had spent extensive amounts 
of time. 


This bomb was different because 
it took place on Ben Yehudah 
Street, where I spent many nights 
hanging out at cafes oi shops Since 
so many foreigners visit this I tree t, 
the latest bombing puts more of a 
strain on the Israeli people, eco- 
nomically and spiritually. 

Enough is enough! It is time lor 
peace. The road to peace has been 
difficult, but the reason it has con 
tinued thus far is because the 
thought of a real solid peace is 
great enough to endure the 
tragedies and lifestyles that come 
with such a proposition. 

It is unfortunate that the peace 
process could end prematurch, 
without ever being completed. This 
especially upsets me because the 
option of peace is no longer u plau- 
sible one due to extremist minori- 
ties such as llamas. They are left to 
reign terror unless Arafat and the 
Palestinian Authority slow them 
down. 

Arafat continues to embrace 
Hamas leaders (in public) instead 
of shunning away from them. 
Arafat continues to condemn each 
of their suicide bombers, but why 
does he not condemn the entire 
organization which has done noth- 
ing at all to help the peace process ? 
Arafat knows how to play the 
media. He is one of the elite when 
it comes to propaganda. However. 
it is all catching up to him and his 
people. It is time for the 
Palestinians to live up to their side 
of the Oslo Accords. The United 
States and the rest of the world are 
now watching for Arafat's next 
move. 

Arafat has one last chance to be 
a partner in the peace process. 
Arafat wai the recipient of the 
Nobel Peace Prize — it is time for 
him to act like it. 

Dan Deutsch is a I Mass student 
and the American-Israeli Public 
Affairs Committee Campus 
Co-Liaison. 


Di was a model of feminine strength 


When Prince Charles" of 
Wales introduced young 
Diana Spencer to the world 
16 years ago. who could have imag- 
ined the powerful force that this shy 
and awkward girl would become? 

As we watch the flowers pile up in 
front of Kensington Palace 
and British consulates 
around the world, it is truly 
amazing to think that one 
person could inspire so 
much adoration in her life- 
time and so much grief in 
her death. 

Many people I know were taken 
aback by the outpouring of emotion 
Diana's death has caused. "I had no 
idea the cult of Diana was so 
strong," said one friend. Another 
said he was surprised to realize that 
he too was touched by the princess's 
untimely demise. "I never really 
thought about her before, but when I 
heard the news I definitely felt a 
loss," he said. 

How did this woman get such a 
strong hold on the public imagina- 
tion? By now many theories have 
been proffered — it was her beauty, 
her grace, her common touch. Of 
course, all of these things were 
important elements in the creation of 
"Saint Diana." but the main reason I 
think we feel such loss is that she 
held such a completely unique place 
in our culture. She was so much 
more than just a pretty woman who 
wore fashionable clothes and did 
good works. She was, I believe, a 



model of feminine strength 

When the nervous kindergarten 
teacher married Prince Ch^c|es in 
1 98 1 , she was the very essence of tra- 
ditional femininity. Eyes lowered, she- 
was quiet and obedient — exactly the 
kind of woman we can presume the 
royal family wanted. 
But Diana soon real- 
ized that this role 
did not suit her. that 
she could not toler- 
ate a life spent 
meekly obeying 
orders and silently 
enduring her husband's infidelities. 
So she did something that the House 
of Windsor was wholly unprepared 
for: she told the world the princess 
was unhappy. 

Diana has been called a hypocrite 
for using the press as much as she 
criticized it. But the princess's manip- 
ulation of the media was actually a 
healthy and realistic response to her 
circumstances. The relentless intru- 
sion of cameras was an unflinching 
fact of her life. Therefore, she had a 
choice. She could allow this problem 
to make her angry and bitter, or she 
could turn it into an opportunity. 

As Vanity Fair executive editor 
Elise O'Shaughnessy said recently, 
Diana successfully provided us with 
the next chapter to the fairy tale: "It's 
all very well, you go out and marry 
the prince, but what happens when 
the prince turns out to be a louse? 
[Diana's] is a very 20th century story 
of someone who took the reins and 


made a very difficult situation work 
for her in the end.' 

- A^Djana emerged front the^ wreck- 
age of her marriage, we watched the 
shy girl metamorphose into a diva. 
Thus she became a model of a differ- 
ent — and 1 think far superior — 
breed of femininity. Again, it wasn't 
just the beauty and the charm — 
though that was a big part of it. It 
was the intensity with which she 
threw herself into her good works. It 
was the way that she took such hum- 
ble qualities as kindness and compas- 
sion and made them larger than life. 
When she cuddled a sick child or 
hugged an AIDS patient, we knew we 
were witnessing something much 
more than public relations. We knew 
that she meant it. because we knew 
how much she needed it. She was not 
just giving, she was receiving. And in 
the end, this vulnerability is what 
made her so powerful. 

"Someone's got to go out there and 
love people." Diana said in her 
famous 1995 television interview. It 
sounded corny when she said it, and 
it actually sounds corny now. And 
yet, who else was saying it? That was 
the amazing thing about Diana — 
nothing she did or said was terribly 
original and yet she filled a void in 
the public consciousness. A void, 1 
fear, that will remain empty for many 
years to come 

Sara Eckel is a nationally syndicat- 
ed columnist. Send comments to the 
author in care of this newspaper or 
send her e-mail at MtaeuM9aol.com. 


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Monday, September 8, 1997 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Angry young men raise their voices 



MARTY KEANE/ COLLEGIAN 


RZA brought the Wu-Tang Clan's message to Tinley Park in August. 




By Marty Keane 

Collegian Staff 

Rage Against the Machine/Wu-Tang Clan/ 'Atari 
Teenage Riot 

The New Worl3 Music Theater 
Aug. 29 

TINLEY PARK. 111. — As rabid concert goers were 
patted down with handheld metal detectors, the question 
on everyone's mind was clearly the following: Could this 
daring triple bill consisting of rock's foremost political 
•UttMrs, rap's preeminent collective and techno's most 
primal expression of anger reach out and play to such a 
diverse crowd? 

After bearing witness to four hours of unrelenting 
sonic and vocalized mayhem, the answer was a resound- 
ing yes. from the guitar samples and rageful shouting of 
Atari Teenage Riot to the riotous ranting of Rage Against 
the Machine, commercially-recognized music has never 
sounded so incendiary — or estimable in a live setting. 

Germany's Atari Teenage Riot began the evening by 
thrashing through an earache-inducing 30-minute set of 
apocalyptic dance music. With a lyrical content as con- 
frontational as their sonic palette, Alec Empire. Hanin 
Elias and Carl Crack created their unflinching mixture of 
destroy-the-system punk and hyper-kinetic techno that 
ripped through the audience with a veracity that made 
even the crustiest Rage/Wu-Tang fans raise an eyebrow, 
if only to look up and see where all the racket was com- 
ing from. 

New York's Wu-Tang Clan turned in the evening's 


most memorable set. On a stage festooned with an 
authentic approximation of the urban ghetto from which 
they arose, RZA, Raekwon, Method Man et al. displayed 
their rapping prowess — both as a collective and as solo 
artists. 

Especially impressive were the rapid-fire, machine-gun 
verses delivered by Raekwon. Over chamber-like beats, 
he led knee-jerking, fist -pumping renditions of "It'z 
Yourz" and "Duck Season" while the rest of his fellow 
MC's got the crowd fired up through the usual hip-hop 
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By Tom Hays 

Associated Press 


NEW YORK — The stalker is 
behind bars, but the victim still 
looks over her shoulder, in her 
rearview mirror and out her front 
window in tiny fits of despair. 

It's been that way for eight 
years — and counting — for 
Doreen Orion. And although 
Orion is only one of an estimated 
1 million women stalked in the 
United States each year, her case 
has some twists: Orion is a 
Colorado psychiatrist. Her stalker 
is a former patient. And a woman. 
Orion, 37, gives the woman the 
deceptively sweet pseudonym of 
Fran Nightingale in her new book, 
/ Know You Really Love Me. 

The book chronicles the 
author's plight as target of a 
severe and incurable form of 
stalking known as erotomania — 
Nightingale's delusional belief 
that Orion is in love with her. The 
patient's illness, as Orion 
describes it, is less a sexual obses- 
sion than a schoolgirl crush gone 
haywire. 

"Even if you ask erotomaniacs if 
they have sexual fantasies about 
their objects, they'll be horrified," 
she said. 

At a recent lunch in midtown 
Manhattan, Orion spoke passion- 
ately about the book's broader 
themes: how the legal system was 
slow to take stalking seriously, 
and how high-profile cases involv- 
ing celebrities like Madonna have 
created the false impression that 
only the famous are at risk. 

She cited a new federal study 
that found 8 percent of all 
American women and 2 percent of 
men have been stalked sometime 
in their lives. 

But the psychiatrist grew pen- 
sive when asked if she feared that 


going public with her own case 
would only aggravate the 45-year- 
old Nightingale, who is two 
months into a one-year jail term 
for violating a court order to leave 
Orion alone. 

The doctor still carries the 
restraining order in her pocket- 
book. Typical of stalkers and the 
system, Nightingale had violated 
the order dozens of times before 
her arrest and conviction. Orion 
assumes the hunt will resume 
once Nightingale gets out. 

"It's a concern," Orion said. 
"She's really delusional about me. 
The problem is that any attention 
you give [a stalker] is viewed as a 
success. Negative attention is bet- 
ter than nothing." 

Orion's ordeal stemmed from a 
random and seemingly innocuous 
encounter in September 1989. 

At the time, Nightingale, a 
"drab" insurance agent, had been 
hospitalized after throwing a vio- 
lent, suicidal tantrum. Orion — 
who grew up on Long Island 
before earning her medical degree 
from George Washington 
University — was on call at the 
Tucson, Ariz., hospital where she 
and her future husband, also a 
psychiatrist, worked. 

After learning that Nightingale 
already was being treated for 
schizophrenia, Orion decided to 
observe her for 16 days while 
adjusting her medication. To 
Orion, the job seemed routine. 

But the doctor sensed trouble 
when she received a note written 
in her patient's childlike scrawl. 
The note suggested they pursue a 
relationship, and included a home 
phone number. 

It was the first of a barrage of 
bizarre phone messages, notes and 
poems. Many were hand-delivered 
to Orion's office or even left on 
the windshield of her car. 


To Orion's horror, even when 
she and her husband moved to 
Colorado, where he took a new 
job, Nightingale moved there, too, 
and continued the demented 
courtship. 

Similar examples of erotoma- 
nia's extremes abound, Orion 
writes. 

There was the Colorado man 
arrested after tunneling from his 
apartment to one down the hall 
where his female victim lived. 
Also, the department store manag- 
er who fled the country because 
he was being stalked by a cus- 
tomer who became obsessed with 
him after he smiled at her. 

"As good as we think we are at 
our jobs, we only do them eight 
hours a day," Orion said. 
"Stalkers do theirs 24 hours a day, 
and it's a lot more than a job to 
them." 

Nightingale's pursuit, shadowy 
yet dogged, was typical, Orion 
said. So was the fact that she 
never threatened violence — one 
reason, the doctor believes, that 
stalking "still isn't treated like a 
real crime." 

The attitude has been, "Big 
deal. Someone is following you 
around," she said. "It is a big deal. 
It's horrible to know that some- 
one's always there, always watch- 
ing." 

While out promoting her book, 
the psychiatrist has urged much 
harsher criminal penalties for 
stalkers, plus more research on 
how to treat them. At home, she's 
maintained a modest practice in a 
small Colorado town she prefers 
not to name, with a handful of 
patients — all carefully screened. 

"I used to enjoy treating a 
whole spectrum of patients," she 
said. "But I figure one stalker per 
person, per lifetime is kind of a 
quota. I've met mine." 


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Monday, September 8, 1997 / Page- 7 


Women suit up dux the gentlemen 


By Francine Pomes 
Associated Press 


Women are coming to appreciate 
why men found "casual Friday" hard 
to carry out: they've had it so easy all 
these years with the suit as the cor- 
porate uniform. 

So for yet another season, women 
are adopting — and adapting — suits 
in menswear fabric and styling. 

"Women have so much going on in 
their lives. They want to look good 
but don't have the time to get up at 5 
a.m. and worry about coordinating a 
whole outfit," Gary A. Kane, presi- 
dent of ).G. Hook in New York. says. 

"You grab a suit, it's ready to go. 
Not a whole lot of thought goes into 
it." 

Look for pantsuits in pinstripes, 
tweeds and flannels in black, choco- 
late, charcoal, navy or olive. But just 
because they're borrowed from the 
boys doesn't mean they don't have a 
soft side. 

jackets are closer to the body and 
slightly wider in the shoulder. 
Trousers, preferably cuffed, swing 
wide or are cut slim. 

Those who prefer to show a little 
leg will find suits with skirts that are 
short or have deep slits — sometimes 
both — and tailored coat dresses to 
slip into. 

Kane says a well-tailored suit gives 
a woman confidence. 

"She's still going to be swimming 
with the sharks." he says, "but she 
knows she's going to have impact." 

Menswear designer Alan Flusser 
agrees. In his book Style and the 
Man (1996, HarperStyle), he wrote: 


"No other garment in the history 
of fashion better connotes an image 
of formal continuity and authority 
than the man's tailored suit jacket ... 
As the century draws to a close, the 
suit jacket continues to set the uni- 
versal standard for civility in mascu- 
line attire." 

Rather than a shirt and tie. 
though, women should accent a suit 
with a lace camisole, sheer blouse or 
soft T-neck. For a bit of funk, opt for 
a sexy tube top or dress-length tunic, 
a la )ohn Bartlett and Cynthia Steffe. 
Oh. and heels as high as you can 
manage with grace. 

Ralph Lauren is a master at styling 
menswear for women. 

"Fashion is changing." he says. 
"My wife wears tails to certain 
events, and gowns to other events. 
There's a lot of flexibility in fashion." 

At the fall fashion preview of his 
collection clothing, Lauren staged a 
gender-bender finale. Sudanese 
model Alek Wek. with her hair close- 
cropped, walked the runway in a 
black tuxedo, bow tie — and high- 
heeled strap sandals. 

For day. he has softened his 
brown, navy and charcoal menswear 
for women with white satin-backed 
crepe shirts and chocolate suede 
high-heel ankle boots. By night he 
opts for pinstripes in wool and nylon 
evening pants with a crystal beaded 
halter top. A black pinstriped wrap 
coat gets the soft touch of satin 
lapels. 

From Ralph Lauren's bridge line, 
come pinstripes in pearl gray and 
cream wool, nylon and spandex. The 
shapely jacket is $495. 


Matching flat-front slim pants with 
cuffs are $250. |.G. Hook's key to 
menswear for women is female flat- 
tery, a far cry from the hard-edged 
look of the 1980s. 

"For our customer," Kane says, 
"that translates into fabrics that are 
very definitely menswear-inspired, 
such as pinstripes, houndstooth and 
glen plaid and wonderful tweeds. But 
the lines are not so severe. We'll 
layer a menswear blazer over a floral 
blouse in a silky fabric, or with a 
skirt that's cut to have a little more 
movement." 

J.G. Hook's belted blazer in glen 
plaid polyester and rayon is about 
$160. Matching flat-front full 
trousers with cuffs are about $92. 

A double-breasted coat dress with 
black velvet collar and goldtone but- 
tons is about $49 through 
Chadwick's of Boston catalog. 

"It's a perennial bestseller for us," 
Kane says. "It brings menswear 
down a peg to soften it." 

For women of means who want 
the advantages of custom tailoring 
that men of means have long 
enjoyed, there's Holland & Holland. 
A New York City outpost of the 
London store, with Nina Rumbough 
as fashion director, opened in May 
1996. 

Prices range from $1,800 to 
$3,200 for jackets, depending on 
fabric, and $620 to $1,650 for pants. 

The whole point of menswear for 
women, Rumbough says, is that they 
like men's tailoring. 

"There's no reason," she said, 
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"There is not much we can do over 
here, but it shows respect for what we 
stand for, for what our monarchy 
stands for back home." Tucker said of 
the gesture. "We thought we would 
show respect, with the rest of Britain 
at a standstill." 

Rose agreed that the ribbons were 
an appropriate showing of respect. 

"It was either going to be the rib- 
bons or black armbands." Rose said. 
"But we wanted to show our respect." 


"It's been difficult, but we wanted 
to do something to show respect for 
her," Browne said. 

As their gesture showed quiet 
admiration for Princess Diana, the 
Minutewomen showed respect for 
their teammates with a one minute 
moment of silence before Saturday's 
game. 

"We appreciated the team giving us 
that moment," Tucker said. "They 
understand where we are coming 
from. It's a two way thing." 


UMass coach Patty Shea said the 
team has come together to support 
the three British members. 

"As Americans, we can not truly 
understand the British monarchy sys- 
tem." she said. "We've talked about it 
and we can't ever really understand 
how they feel inside. But we can 
understand on the surface and we can 
be there for them." 

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Martina Hingis wins U.S. Open; ousts Venus in final 


By Slav* Wilstein 

Associated Pre»j 


NEW YORK — Martina Hingis 
ended a near-perfect run through the 
Grand Slams by winning the U.S. 
Open, her third major title of the year, 
in a virtually flawless performance 
Sunday against Venus Williams. 


In the first round of a rivalry for the 
future of the women's game. Hingis' 
6-0, 6-4 victory showed she has the 
all-court game right now that's more 
than enough to cope with Williams' 
power. Hingis did whatever she want- 
ed against Williams, who showed only 
flashes of the brilliance that carried 
her to the final in her U.S. Open 


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tiently. Hingis waited for her opportu- 
nities and put balls away. 

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finalists in Grand Slam history, the 
16-year-old Hingis against the 17-year- 
old Williams, and on this day Hingis 
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confidence all year. Only one loss, in 
the final of the French Open shortly 
after knee surgery following a fall 
from a horse, prevented her from a 
rare sweep of the Grand Slams. 

She won the Australian Open and 
Wimbledon, and her triumph at the 
U.S. Open lifted her into the company 
of some of the greatest players in his- 
tory who have won three majors in a 
year. 

"1 think maybe 1 was nervous," 
Williams said. "But playing against 
Martina is a different match. You 
can't hit yourself out of |trouble| 
because she takes the pace off the ball 
a lot." Yet Williams proved enough in 
reaching the final, and in making the 
second set close, that she has the raw 
talent to become a champion herself 
someday. 

"There was a lot of talk all around," 
she said of the complaints that she 
hadn't played enough competitive ten- 
nis befor" this tournament. "I'm glad 
to quiet it a little." 

Williams, the first black women's 
finalist at the U.S. Open since Althea 
Gibson won her second title in 1958, 
began the tournament with a victory 
on opening day at Arthur Ashe 
Stadium. It was a special appearance 
accorded her as a promising black 
player from the city courts of 
Compton, Calif. But she earned her 
way to the final by brandishing a game 
built on speed, power and extraordi- 
nary poise. 

Hingis, who won $650,000. 
admired the silver trophy she won. 
"The big names are on it," she said. 
"One of them is mine." 

Hingis, who has won more than 
$4.6 million in her brief career, is on 
her way to posting one of the finest 
years in history. She's lost only two of 
65 matches — the French final against 
Iva Majoli and a match against 
Lindsay Davenport last month in Los 
Angeles. Only the woman for whom 
she was named. Martina Navratilova, 
lost fewer matches in a year during the 
Open era. Navratilova was 86-1 in 
1983, then 78-2 in 1984. Steffi Graf 
went 75-2 in 1987 and 86-2 in 1989. 

For Williams, the $350,000 runner- 
up prize was more than three times 
her previous career earnings of 
$105,646. 


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but slugger is 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ken 
Griffey |r. received a handshake and 
congratulations from manager Lou 
Piniella in the clubhouse after hit- 
ting his career-high 50th home run 
Sunday. 

Still, the Seattle star was in no 
mood to celebrate. 

Griffey joined some of baseball's 
greats with the home run, but the 
Mariners still lost to the Minnesota 
Twins 9-6, their seventh setback in 
12 games. 

Seattle's lead in the AL West over 
Anaheim was chopped to four 
games after the Angels beat Detroit 
5-4 in 15 innings. 

"I'd rather have the win," said a 
subdued Griffey. "All I want to do 
is play in the playoffs and win a 
World Series." Griffey is 1 1 homers 
short of matching Roger Maris' 
record of 61 in 1961. The Mariners 
have 19 games left this season. 

Griffey, however, is more con- 
cerned about outlasting the Angels 
for the division crown. 

"The season's not over with," he 


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focused on division race 


said. "We've got some things to do, 
win some games. That's what I'm 
worried about, not personal bests. I 
just want to win ballgames." 

Griffey, who had 49 home runs 
last year, became the 15th different 
player to hit 50 homers. 

Leading the majors in homers. 
Griffey connected for a two-run 
drive in the fourth inning against 
Bob Tewksbury. Griffey smiled 
broadly as he was greeted by his 
teammates in the dugout. 

Griffey homered four times in the 
four-game series. He has seven 
home runs in his last six games and 
nine in 1 3 games. 

"I'm playing deep enough that if 
he hits one over my head, it's prob- 
ably a home run." said Twins right 
fielder Brent Brede. who watched 
Griffey's shot sail far over the right 
field fence and hit the Metrodome's 
retracted football seats. 405 feet 
away from home plate. 

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By Hank Lowerkron 
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INDIANAPOLIS — Four 
touchdown passes in a game is 
getting to be a habit for New 
England's Drew Bledsoe. 

Bledsoe did it for the second 
consecutive week as New England 
defeated the Indianapolis Colts 
31-6 Sunday. 

The defending AFC champions 
have opened the season with two 
straight victories for the first time 
since 1986, while Bledsoe has 
thrown for 607 yards. 

With Terry Glenn inactive due 
to a sprained left ankle, Bledsoe 
threw scoring passes to four dif- 
ferent receivers, and Curtis 
Martin rushed for 121 yards on 
25 carries. 

Bledsoe raised his career pass- 
ing yardage to 15,249 — the 
third-highest total in franchise 
history. He completed 15 of 25 
passes for 267 yards. 

Shawn Jefferson caught a 34- 
yard touchdown pass in the first 
quarter and later had the longest 
reception in his seven-year career, 
a 64-yarder, to set up New 
England's second score. Martin 
came out of the backfield to race 
2 1 yards for the score after catch- 
ing the ball near the line of scrim- 
mage. 

Vincent Brisby was left uncov- 
ered in the end zone in the third 
quarter, and Bledsoe found him 
for a 6-yard score, capping a nine- 
play drive that covered 79 yards. 

The fourth score came after Jim 
Harbaugh fumbled the ball as he 
was scrambling. Tedy Bruschi 
recovered the ball at the 
Indianapolis 21, and on the next 
play, Bledsoe found Troy Brown 
open for the score. 

The only Indianapolis points 
came on field goals of 45 and 38 


yards in the first half as the Colts' 
offense failed to score a touch 
down for the second consecutive- 
game. 

Bledsoe moved 87 yards in 10 
plays for the first score. On a 
third-and-3 play, lefferson got 
behind Dedric Mathis to take 
Bledsoe's lofty pass near the goal 
line and continued into the end 
zone. 

Meanwhile, New England con- 
tinued its mastery of running 
back Marshall Faulk. Coming into 
the game with 47.2 yards per out- 
ing for five games against the 
Patriots, the two-time Pro Bowler 
was held to 23 yards on 15 car- 
ries. 

The Patriots also capitalized on 
the inexperience of an 
Indianapolis offensive line that 
starts two rookies. They constant- 
ly pressured lim Harbaugh. who 
was sacked five times for 27 
yards while completing a career- 
high 30 passes for 24 1 yards. 

Indianapolis narrowly missed 
scoring its first touchdown of the 
season on offense as the first half 
ended. Following New England's 
second touchdown, the Colts took 
over on their 31 with 3:01 
remaining in the period. 

A holding penalty against guard 
Doug Widell moved the ball back 
to the 28. Five consecutive com- 
pletions by Harbaugh and a New 
England penalty for having 12 
men on the field, which nullified 
a sack, brought the ball to the 
Patriots' 30 with 19 seconds on 
the clock. 

Indianapolis was out of time 
outs, but the Colts continued the 
threat. Harbaugh went around 
right end for six yards before run- 
ning out of bounds. Bruschi was 
penalized for a late hit, giving the 
Colts a first down on the 10 with 
12 seconds remaining. 


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Monday, September 8, 1997 / Page 9 


center with a runner on base for the 
final out. 

"Quite a feat." said Piniella of 
Griffey's milestone. "He joins a very 
elite group, but he's an elite player." 

"It's great to play against one of 
the great players in the game, " said 
Tewksbury. who has now given up 
two homers to Griffey in his career. 
"I think I'll think more about the 
strikeout [in the first inning] than 
the home run." 

This is the third straight season 
that the 50-home run barrier has 
been reached. Mark McGwire hit 52 
for Oakland and Brady Anderson had 
50 for Baltimore last year and Albert 
Belle hit 50 for Cleveland in 1995. 

Tewksbury (6-11) helped the 
Twins stop a five-game losing 
streak. He gave up five runs and 
eight hits in 6 1-3 innings, walking 
one and striking out six. 

Seattle starter Felipe Lira (5-9) 
was chased in the third inning, and 
lost for the second time in as many 
decisions since being acquired from 
Detroit. 


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'84 Jeep CJ7 hardtop, 
new battery, needs 
some work. Asking 
$1500 or B/0. Call 549- 
1609 (Tony) or 549-9267 
(Patri) 

85 Chrysler LeBaron 

mint condition, A/C, 
AM/FM cassette stereo, 
power windows and 
locks. 95,000 miles. 
$700 or B/0. Call Bruce 
256-1215 

Nissan Maxima 85 
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Powers, music system 
optional. Best offer. Call 
546-2002. Ask forZ. 

HONDA CIVIC '90 3 dr, 

hatch, 4 speed, manual, 
mileage: 87,100. 
Excellent condition. Call 
after 5:30 pm. at 256- 
3433. 


EMPLOYMENT 


Kai Chi Restaurant 

Drivers and Waitstaff 
Wanted. Part-Time. 
Apply within. Route 9, 
335 Russell St., Hadley. 
586-2774 

Grocery Shopper to 

deliver to Longmeadow 
family. Looking for indi- 
vidual to do grocery 
shopping at Bread and 
Circus and deliver 1-2 


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times weekly. Must 
have own car and be 
dependable. Some 
knowledge of Kosher 
food helpful. Flat rate 
preferred. Call Alan 
(413)736-4635 ext. 221 

Jobs For The 
Environment 

Campaign with 

MassPirg to protect our 
planet. Flexible sched- 
ule. $50-$75/Day. Call 
Terri 256-6434 

Cooks Wanted 

Experience a plus but 
not necessary. Apply 
immediately in person. 
Cutty's Food and Spirits. 
55 University Drive. 549- 
5700 

UMass Athletic 
Development- Event 
Staff wanted for 
Athletic Fund Events 
throughout the 1997-98 
athletic year. Must be 
21+. For further informa- 
tion respond to 308 
Mullins. or call 545- 
9672. 

Mother's Helper 
Wanted 10-15 firs, per 
week. Please call 549- 
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Care Provider Needed 

Monday thru Friday 


EMPLOYMENT 


8 30-5:30 Two children. 
Amherst home. Good 
pay. Nice family. Own 
car. Love for children. 
Non-smoking. Call 
evenings. Leave voice 
mail message for Dave. 
Press 1.256-6006 

Personal Care 

Attendant for male 
quad. Morning, evening, 
and overnight. $7.85 per 
hour. Call 546-0666 

Full-Time Day 

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Help Wanted 30-40 
hrs/week. Apply at D.P. 
Dough, Downtown 
Amherst. 256-1616 

Drivers and Kitchen 
Help Must be able to 
work 30 hours per week. 
Flexible hours. Apply at 
D.P. Dough, Downtown 
Amherst. 256-1616 

Students Wanted!!! 

Part-Time Sales 

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route. Requirements: 


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skills, and excellent 
grammar/spelling skills. 
Knowledge of Spanish a 
plus. Approximately 20 
hours/week; afternoons 
preferred. Competitve 
salary. Send letter and 
resume to: CC-CS, 446 
Main Street, Amherst, 
MA 01002-2314 


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Northampton, near 
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tion. No pets. $950+. 
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New Twin Serta 
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offer. 256-3472. 


Performing Arts 
Division 

offers Group and Private 
Instruction in Music, 
Theater, and Dance. 
PAD is located in 73 
Bartlett Hall, UMass. 

(413)545-0519 for info. 

GUITAR LESSONS 

Beginner-Advanced. 
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students to start a new 
chapter. If you are inter- 
ested in academic suc- 
cess, a chance to net- 
work, and an opportuni- 
ty to make friends in a 
non-pledging brother- 
hood, e-mail: zbt@zbt- 
national.org or call Joe 
Alfidi at (317)334-1898 

Extra SSS Opportunity 
for confident self- 
starter. Contact with 
international students at 
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message. 


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female to share a twe 
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females. Call 549-5244 

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(413)527-6279. 
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Looking for two peo- 
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campus. For info please 
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Rental Problems? 

Questions about your 
lease/security deposit 
deductions? Questions 
about subletting/assign- 
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about the condition of 
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Meeting The UMass 

Outing Club will present a 
multi- media slide show and 
hold a general meeting at 7 
p.m. in the Student Union 
Ballroom. 

Open house — 

Everywoman's Center, located 
in Wilder Hall, is hosting an 
Open House from 9 a.m. -4 
p.m. Staff will be available to 
provide information about 
paid student positions, intern- 
ships and volunteer opportu- 
nities for students and com- 
munity women. Refreshments 
will be provided. All members 
of the campus and community 
are welcome. 


TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 


Discussion — "The Politics 
of Birth Control," a discussion 


about why many women can't 
obtain the family planning 
resources they need, and what 
you can do about it, will be 
held at 8 p.m. in Thompson 
Auditorium, room 102. |oin 
fellow students and Peter H. 
Kostmayer, executive director 
of "Zero Population Growth." 

Meeting — The Lesbian, 
Bisexual, Gay Alliance is hold- 
ing its first info-social of the 
year at 7 p.m. in the Campus 
Center, room 803. Come join 
us and find out what is hap- 
pening on campus this semes- 
ter, and then socialize with 
other interested students. 

Meeting — Amnesty 
International, a human rights 
organization, will hold its first 
general meeting at 7 p.m. in 
the Campus Center, room 
101. 


Meeting — Psi Chi, the 
National Honors Society in 
psychology will hold its First 
meeting at 5:30 p.m. in 204 
Tobin. Members and 
non-members are welcome to 
come and see what we are 
about and share free pizza. If 
you are interested but cannot 
make this time, please call 
Melanie Bauman at 
546-5881. 


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 


Meeting — The UMass 
Poetry Society will hold its 
first meeting of the semester 
at 7 p.m. in Campus Center, 
room 165. Everyone is wel- 
come. Bring your own work 
or someone else's or just come 
and listen. Call Tim at 546- 
0819orKayeat 548-8042. 


NOTICES 


Blood drive -- Come and 
help the American Red Cross 
meet the challenge of provid- 
ing a safe and available blood 
supply for all those who need 
it dv donating blood at the 
UMass Fall Kick-Off Blood 
Drives. Donations can be 
made Sept 9-10 from 10:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m. and Sept. 11 

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from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 
the first floor of the Lampus 
Center. Donors can make an 
appointment by calling (800) 
462-2229. Walk-ins are wel- 
come. 

Internships — 

Environmental internships 
offered. Campaigns this 
semester include: Hunger and 
Homelessness, Pesticides. 
Endangered Species, Updated 
Bottle Bill and Campaign 
Finance Reform. Looking for 


motivated students to take 
leadership positions. Call 
MassPIRG at 545-0199 or 
stop by 42 3 A Student Union. 

Library tours — The Du 
Bois Library will be hosting 
orientation tours Sept. 4-5 
and 8-12. The tours will leave 
from the Entrance lobby at 
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 
daily. Come, visit and get to 
know the library. 

Student government — 
Nominations papers for the 
Undergraduate Student 
Senate will be made available 
in the Student Government 
Association office, located in 
the Student Union, room 420. 
Nominations open today at 10 
a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. 
on Friday, Sept. 19. If there 
are any questions, please con- 
tact jodi Bailey at 545-0342. 


FYli are public service announcements pnnted 
daily To submit an FYI, please send a press 
release containing all pertinent information, 
including the name and phone number of the 
contact person to the Collegian, c/o the 
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Volunteer — The Programs 
Against Violence Against 
Women of the Everywoman's 
Center are now accepting 
applications from women who 
want to become volunteer 
counselors or educators. To 
join our fall 70-hour training 
Tor new volunteers, to learn 
more about issues of violence 
against women, and to make a 
difference in areas of sexual 
assault and relationship vio- 
lence, please call 545-0883. 
The application deadline is 
Sept. 8, 1997. Bilingual 
women and women of color 
■re strongly encouraged to 
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PORTS WEEKEND 


The Massachusetts 


Monday, September 8, 1997 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


UM opens year at newly renovated Garber 


By Casey Kane 

Collegian Staff 




The first weekend of action on the 
new AstroTurf surface at 
Richard F. Garber Field 
brought mixed results for 
the Massachusetts field 
hockey team. 

The Minutewomen fell to 
Michigan State in the championship 
game of the UMass/Phoenix 
Invitational 3-2 Sunday, after shel- 
lacking California 8-1 in 
the preliminary round 
Saturday. 

UMass (1-1) started 
Sunday's championship 
strong, tallying the game's first goal 
on a hard shot from Erica Johnston 
with 14:09 remaining in the first 
half. 

Freshman wing Kristen Schmidt 
crossed the ball from the far right 
sideline, drawing two defenders to 
the comer, lohnston. waiting in the 
circle, controlled the ball and fired a 
shot past MSU goalie Beth George. 

The Spartans responded to tie the 
game on their second penalty corner 
of the afternoon. With 8:36 left 
before halftime, Rayna Hiscox drove 
home a shot that ripped past diving 
UMass goalie Zowie Tucker. 

Hiscox doubled her day's goal 
total just over a minute later, when 
she took the ball in from Tucker's 
left side before pushing the score in 
near the far post. 

"Michigan State played quite 
well," Tucker said. "And we might 
have put too much pressure on our- 
selves to play the way we did 
[Saturday]." 

The Minutewomen had a chance 
to tie the game three minutes into 
the second half. But George stopped 
the initial hit on their penalty corner 
and the second attempt hit the 
crossbar. 


Instead, it was Michigan State 
that converted first in the second 
period. At the 43:50 mark, Annie 
Berberich found the back of the 
UMass net during a scram- 
ble behind Tucker. 

Vicky Browne cut MSU's 
edge to one goal with a 
tally off a UMass corner 
with just over 1 2 minutes left in reg- 
ulation. A crisply executed pass 
sequence between Johnston and 
midfielder Kate Putnam gave 
lohnston the shot, but 
George was able to get in 
front of the ball. Catching 
the rebound, Browne 
knocked the ball through 
on George's right. 

With a second goal to their credit, 
the Minutewomen found some of 
their missing intensity, but time was 
not on their side. On a penalty cor- 
ner with two minutes on the clock, 
lohnston rifled a shot that went just 
wide of the Spartan cage, and 
UMass could not get close again. 

"I asked them what the difference 
was in the last 15 minutes," Shea 
said. "And they said there was a 
sense of urgency. I told them they 
should feel that right at the begin- 
ning, but now they know the kind of 
emotion and urgency they need to 
have right from the start." 

Despite the switch in the result 
over the weekend, the 
Minutewomen relished the first 
game experiences on the new 
AstroTurf at Garber Field. 

"This is second to none." said 
Shea about the Minutewomen's new 
playing surface. "It changes the 
game." 

Shea's players agreed with her 
assessment of the surface. 

lohnston called the field "the best 
facility in the country," while 
Browne dubbed Garber "the best 
surface I've ever played on." 


The renovation of Garber 
pushes soccer to Totman 


Massachusetts 
Woman^s^occer 

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If you would like an analogy on 
the switch from the old stomping 
grounds of Richard F. Garber 
Field to Totman Field for the 
home games of the No. 15 
Massachusetts women's soccer 
team, then here's one: The New 
York Knicks moving from 
Madison Square Garden to 
ContinentaP 
Airlines Arena, 
home of the New 
lersey Nets. And, 
jimmy Hoffa m 
would have some 
company under g 
t h e 

Meadowlands parking lot for the 
dolt who made that decision. 

As I sat in the bleachers before 
the UMass' 2-1 win over 
Michigan last Friday afternoon, 
looking at three-quarters of the 
finely manicured pitch (because 
that's all you can see from the 
stands), I just shook my head in 
consternation. 

Why does a team that has the 
finest tradition of any sport on 
campus (six Final Four appear- 
ances, and 1 4 NCAA Tournament 
appearances to begin with), have 
to play on a glorified high school 
field? 

Well, the obvious reason is the 
remanufacturing of Garber Field, 
with the field surface being 
switched from astrodirt to 
AstroTurf. 

That move has been a long time 
coming, and a big salute goes to 
the field hockey and lacrosse pro- 
grams, because they have received 
what they deserve — "the best 
facility in the country," as field 
hockey coach Patty Shea said. 

But, where is the soccer-soft- 
ball complex that has been 
rumored about since I arrived at 
UMass in 1993? Yes, I should 
have graduated by now, but that's 
not the point here. 

For Minutewomen alums like 
Michigan coach Debbie Belkin, 
Garber was the place where the 
team's history was born, but the 
past is the past. 

"1 love (Garber)," Belkin said. 
"(Garber) has history for me, but 
UMass had a great crowd today, 
so I don't think it will be any dif- 
ferent crowd-wise." 

Unfamiliarity is the main prob- 
lem right now for coach |im Rudy, 
but a good showing from his team 
and the home crowd made any 


problems worthwhile. 

"We were very nervous today, 
and we have not played here, so 
this is not yet a home field to us, 
although the mystique of playing 
at home still seems to be with us, 
and there was a very nice crowd 
today," Rudy said. 
Plaudits do go to Dennis O'Neil 
land his crew for 
developing a 
beautiful pitch 
at Totman 
Field, that 
looked more 
I like a fairway 
at Augusta 
National than anything else. 

Also, if you ask for reasons 
from the Athletic Department, 
they will state Totman is only 
being used on an "interim" basis. 
In the interim, though, Totman is 
barely suitable for the quality of 
play — and the quality of atten- 
dance — for a Div. I soccer pro- 
gram. 

So, Totman will have to be 
dealt with, and a 2-1 win over 
Michigan in the home opener for 
UMass helps immensely. For some 
of the players, they're taking the 
good with the bad, and junior 
midfielder Robin Smith likens the 
game to the game at Augusta 
National. 

"The field is great," Smith said. 
"This field compared to (Garber) 
is like a carpet. We don't have to 
go out there after every game or 
practice and replace divots." 

The dimensions of the field are 
not up to NCAA standards, so the 
game itself has to be altered. Even 
the rock of the UMass defense, 
junior Amanda Thompson, was 
rolling through the middle, with 
the flanks being tied up with traf- 
fic. 

"I like the surface a lot better, 
but it is a little narrow," 
Thompson said, sarcastically. 
"But, the atmosphere is still great, 
and the fans came out despite the 
location. I was real glad to see 
that." 

And that is the key factor — 
the home crowd. The Fanatic 40, 
and a dose of local youth soccer, 
saved the day, with attendance 
reaching 1,037. 

But, will the home crowd save 
the game itself? No analogy will 
humor that fact. 

forma Kansanen is a Collegian 
columnist. 


UMass had a much easier time 
during the preliminary round of the 
tournament on Saturday against 
California. Bolstered by four goals 
from Johnston, the Minutewomen 
cruised. 

Courtney MacLean scored her first 
of the season and Christine 
Millbauer notched her first career 
goal with 16:39 remaining in the 
first half, on a scramble in front of 


the Cal cage, lohnston scored again 
before intermission to give the 
Minutewomen a commanding 5-0 
lead. 

With a solid lead firmly in hand. 
Shea was able to play every player 
except for her two back-up goal- 
tenders. 

lohnston, Millbauer and Browne- 
all scored in the second half to up 
the UMass total. 


Game put in perspective 
for U.K. Minutewomen 



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Kate Putnam and the Massachusetts field hockey team couldn't nudge 
past Michigan State yesterday, losing 3-2 at Richard F. Garber Field. 


There was quite a bit of fanfare 
surrounding the first game on the 
new AstroTurf surface at Richard 
F. Garber Field when the 
Massachusetts and California field 
hockey teams began their game 
Saturday. 

But one thin 
was not lost 
amidst the energy 
surrounding the 
anxiously antici- 
pated the new m 
sou — that three 
of the members of 
the Minutewoman team were 
mourning the loss of their coun- 
try's princess 

Goalie Zowie Tucker, midfielder 
Vicky Browne and assistant coach 
Hilary Rose put the beginning sea- 
sun butterflies on hold Saturday 
morning in order to watch Princess 
Diana's funeral. 

Tucker, a native of Neath, South 
Wales, said her attention has been 
divided between her home and her 
school. 

"Obviously we watched (the 
funeral) and it's been on our minds, 
but I don't think we can use that as 
an excuse," she said. 

And the British contingent of 
Minutewomen did not let it become 
an excuse. On the day of Diana's 
burial. UMass easily defeated 
California. 8-1. 

Browne, who hails from North 
Shields, England, said Britain "is at 
a standstill." 

The emotion the three felt for 
Diana was evident as they talked 
about their country's loss. 

"Diana was one of the greatest 
people in the world." Tucker said. 
"Obviously, princess of my coun- 


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try." 

"She was one of the great ambas- 
sadors of our country," said Rose, a 
native of Bury St. Edmunds, 
England. "She'll never be replaced 
and that's the biggest loss. But you 
have to feel for her children more 
than anything 
else." 

While the 
three British 
tcummates 
have provided 
a support lad- 
der for each 
other, each say the caring and 
understanding from their American 
counterparts has been important. 

"They have been really good," 
Rose said. "When it happened, we 
had a day off but we trained the 
next day and they were very sup- 
portive. They were upset, because 
she meant a lot to Americans as 
well." 

Meanwhile, the action on the 
field has been a break for the three. 
"Hockey is an outlet for us," 
Tucker said. "We can leave things 
at the gate for a while until we fin- 
ish the game." 

The game provided some relief to 
Browne and Tucker, who could 
lose their emotion on the field. But 
things are different for Rose, who is 
relegated to the sidelines as an 
assistant coach. 

"It's a little bit more difficult for 
me because I can't kick the little 
white ball anymore." Rose said. 
"But the game provides a getaway." 
Out of respect for Diana, the 
three decided together to wear 
black ribbons for the weekend long 

Turn to GAME, page 6 


Massachusetts beats Michigan in nailbiter, 2-1 


By Jorma Kansanen 
Collegian Staff 


Massac husetts 
Michigan 


Hail to the victors valiant, hail to 
the conquering heroes... 

After a unenigmatic first half by 
the No. 15 Massachusetts women's 
soccer team last 
Friday afternoon, 
the No. 22 
Michigan squad 
should have been 
ready to warm up its legendary 
anthem. 

Outplaying the tentative and obvi- 
ously nervous UMass side in every 
phase of the match, the Wolverines 
world was colored in the Maize and 
Blue of Michigan with a 1 -0 halftime 
lead. 

In the end, though. Michigan's 
collective ego was black and blue, 
with the Minutewomen (2-0) com- 
ing out with a strong second half for 
the 2-1 win at Totman Field. A see- 
saw second frame that saw momen- 
tum switch with every airball won in 
midfield, and every missed pass on 
either flank, UMass took the game 
away from the Wolverines with 3:18 
left in the match. 

Junior midfielder Robin Smith and 
freshman forward Kara Green burnt 
an overcommiting Michigan defense, 
with Smith collecting a loose ball 
and floating a pass upfield to Green. 
The ball hit the freshman from 
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in her stride, 
and Green, splitting the Wolverine 
defense, nailed a right-footed shot 
which kissed the post right of junior 
goalkeeper Jessica Jones for the game 
winner. 

For UMass coach |im Rudy, Green 
and sophomore Emma Kurowski 
combined with his defense of seniors 
Amy Burrill and Erica lverson and 
junior Amanda Thompson to make 
the winning difference in the second 
half. 

"[Green] battled like a wildcat out 
there," Rudy said. "With her and 
Emma picking up their pace in the 
second half, that really helped us do 
what we did in the midfield. 

"We loaded the midfield, and 
forced them to go over the top to 
make their game long. Then, we 
hoped like heck that our three 
[defenders] back there could run 
everything down, and they did." 

After a lackluster first half when 
the Minutewomen could not gel in 
any shape or fashion. Smith and 
Green combined to snatch victory 
out of the jaws of the dreaded draw. 
"She was breaking through the 
backline, and all I saw was the chip 
over the defender's head," Smith 
said, about her game-winning assist. 
"It happened to be the first ball I hit 
right all game, so it worked... like 
that was all we needed to win the 


when I had a breakaway, and I put it 
up in the air into the goalie's hands." 
Green said. "I remembered what 
coach Rudy said to look to the cor- 
ner and low' and that's what I did." 

At the 14:42 mark of the match. 
Michigan was able to credit their fast 
start by depositing a 
fluky sort of goal past 
senior keeper Danielle 
Dion. Sophomore 

Amber Berendowsky 
sent a cross to fellow classmate 
Emily Schmitt, and her shot from the 
top of the penalty box took a weird 
bounce in front of Dion, eventually 


sailing over her head for the 1-0 
lead. 

The goal might have been a sign of 
things to come, but after a failed 
penalty kick by junior Jessica 
Limauro at the 41:49 mark, and a 
diving save to start the second half. 
Dion was in the zone, and so were 
her teammates. 

"1 don't know what 1 did on that 
shot | at the beginning of the second 
half]," Dion said. "The first goal 
took a funny bounce, and the next 
thing I knew it went off my head 
and went in. It was tough to swal- 
low. 


"We weren't "us" in the first half, 
and we weren't the team that played 
against Fairfield. In the second half. 
we played like we should've. and the 
team definitely stepped it up." 

At the 46:18 mark, the new and 
improved Minutewomen took advan- 
tage of some breaks of their own. 
Green made a run up the right flank, 
with freshman defender Erin Gilhart 
committing the foul in the penalty 
box. Kurowski scored her third goal 
of the season on the resulting penalty 
shot to tie the game at 1-1, with 
Green getting one of her own for the 
comeback win. 


The UM»*» Media Relation* staff is holding « meeting for all 

interested newcomers Monday, Sep*, 8 at 5 p.m. in Boyden 

Bollding, room 249. The Media toUtiona department it the 

public relations wing of the athletic department. If yo« \ut*t 

any questions, please call the Media Relations otBce at 


game. 

Green bounced back from a 
goal-less effort in their season open- 
ing 4-0 win over Fairfield to notch 
her first goal for the Minutewomen. 
and the biggest goal of her career to 
date. 

"1 remember the Fairfield game 



DAILY COLLEGIAN 


Volume CVII Issue 5 


That's got 
to hurt 



Senior forward Mike 
Butler was held 
scoreless in the 
UMass men's soc- 
cer teams' 1-1 
draw with Siena 
College last 

Saturday (see 
Sports, p. 10). 


"Our Dream 1 
comes true 



group 
Cinen 


Haitian 
Boukon 
releases new 

album. Check out 
our review inside 
(see Arts & Living, 
page 6). 


WORLD 


Volcanic dome collapse 
threatens Montserrat 

OLVESTON, Montserrat (AP) — 
Scientists warned residents to 
stay in the northern tip of 
Montserrat yesterday, saying an 
"explosive event" from the 
island's smoldering volcano 
seemed all but imminent. 

Rapid buildup of lava and pres- 
sure inside the volcano may cause 
the dome to collapse "at any 
time," the Montserrat Volcano 
Observatory said. 

A collapse could send 
avalanches of super-heated ash 
and rock — or pyroclastic flows 
— as far as the central coastal 
town of Salem, it said. Previous 
eruptions have rained volcanic 
pebbles and ash on the town, 
which lies on the northern edge 
of the evacuated zone. The 
observatory said volcanic activity 
had increased to a "dangerous 
level" and urged all residents to 
head north "immediately." 

A series of small pyroclastic 
flows raced down the volcano's 
western flank early yesterday to 
within a half mile of Salem, 
according to scientist Stephen 
Sparks. 


NATION 


Two officers charged 
in N.Y.C. torture case 

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police 
officers accused of sexually bru- 
talizing a Haitian immigrant with 
a wooden stick were hit with 
new charges yesterday that the 
attack was motivated by bias. 

Justin Volpe, 25, and Charles 
Schwarz, 31, pleaded innocent 
to the previous charges along 
with a newly added one of 
aggravated harassment based on 
"race, color, religion or national 
origin." Volpe, Schwarz and two 
other officers charged with beat- 
ing and tormenting Abner 
Louima are white; Louima is 
black. 

Louima, 30, was allegedly 
attacked Aug. 9 in a station- 
house bathroom after he was 
arrested outside a Brooklyn 
nightclub on a disorderly con- 
duct charge. He said officers 
repeatedly called him "nigger" 
as they rammed a wooden stick 
— believed to be the handle of a 
toilet plunger — into his rectum. 

Volpe, Schwarz and Officers 
Thomas Bruder, 31, and Thomas 
Wiese, 33, are also accused of 
punching, kicking and beating 
Louima with a radio. 

Louima remains hospitalized 
with bowel injuries and is suing 
the city for $55 million. 


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Tuesday, September 9, 1997 



Administration boosts 
efforts to raise retention 
of freshman, ALANA 


By Victoria Groves 

Collegian Staff 


BRIAN MCDERMOTT/ COLLEGIAN 


I've got the textbook blues 


Senior Robin Bartlett contemplates the purchase of a new textbook at the Textbook Annex yesterday 
afternoon. 


With the fall semester just begin- 
ning, the provost's office is hard at 
work with continuing efforts in 
recruitment and retention of 
University of Massachusetts students. 
Joseph C. Marshall is entering his 
first semester at UMass as assistant 
vice chancellor for enrollment ser- 
vices, and is working in conjunction 
with other members of the provost's 
staff. 

"We have identified that an area 
we need to look at over the next year 
is student retention. One of my 
responsibilities is to make connec- 
tions with all people 1 can across 
campus," Marshall said. "Students 
obviously have to have a lot of input 
on how we attack retention." 

According to Norman Aitken. 
deputy provost and dean of under- 
graduate education, retention efforts 
have been underway for a number of 
years and involve both administrative 
units. 

"Student affairs has the responsi- 
bility of recruiting students, and aca- 
demic affairs becomes involved once 
the students are here because we are 
responsible for their education," 
Aitken said. "We work together all 
the time across boundaries." 


Marshall has submitted a prelimi- 
nary proposal to create a "survival 
handbook" which would serve as a 
resource guide for all students on 
campus. It would contain information 
on University functions, names and 
phone numbers of administrative 
offices, and a listing of all resources 
available on campus. 

University President William 
Bulger's office has made money avail- 
able to UMass campuses on a com- 
petitive basis, and a request has been 
made for funding to make the sur- 
vival handbook available quickly. 

"I'm going to get the book out 
there one way or another. It will be 
developed by students for students," 
Marshall said. 

According to Marshall, in a best 
case scenario, the handbook would 
be distributed to all students this 
semester, but if the funding isn't 
there, the primary goal is to get it dis- 
tributed to all freshmen. 

"They are the group that tends to 
suffer from more dropouts, because 
they are new students," Marshall 
said. 

Another area that has been receiv- 
ing attention is ALANA (Asian. Latin 
American, African American. Native 
American) student retention. 

Turn to ALANA. page 2 


Student-run People's Market opens for fall semester 


By Julie Siegal 

Collegian Staff 


People's Market, a student run 
business, opened yesterday despite 
being understaffed and despite stu- 
dents' lack of knowledge of the open- 
ing day. However, the day proved 
quite profitable, according to man- 
agers. 

Flyers about the store's opening 
were posted around campus, but 
most students had no prior knowl- 
edge the market was open, said man- 
ager Justine Bramble, anthropology 
and wildlife and fisheries biology 
major. 

"We started off slow." Bramble 
said. "But it's been really buss today. 


considering a lot of people didn't 
know [the store was open|." 

Manager Amber Vecchione, a 
junior nutrition major, was proud of 
yesterday's sales results. 

"It went really well today." 
Vecchione said. "We still have a lot 
of work to do, but for sales, we did 
really well." 

A lot of changes need to be done at 
the market, however. Vecchione said. 

Prjces have yet to be posted, she 
said, and other administrative work 
needs to be performed. 

People's Market is also accepting 
applications for employment from 
full-time undergraduate students. 
The market currently employs 
approximately 1 1 students, and is 


looking to fill about 1 5 more posi- 
tions. 

People's Market is a great place for 
business majors to work and gain 
management experience, according to 
Bramble. 

"The market has changed my life 
completely." Bramble said. "Even 
though I'm an anthropology major. I 
found out from the market that 1 
want to work in the business end of 
it." 

People's Market is making some 
changes this year, but changes that 
will benefit the store, according to its 
managers. 

In approximately three weeks, the 
market will accept credit cards, and 
on Wednesday the new health and 


beauty aids section will be unveiled. 

New bath and hair brushes, soaps, 
lotions and some cosmetics will be 
available, in addition to the alterna- 
tive, natural snacks the market is 
known for. 

The managers of People's Market 
also spent time this summer research- 
ing other local natural markets to 
better their selection of wares such as 
more convenient, lunchable items. 

The dream for the managers at 
People's Market is to be open for 
business seven days a week in addi- 
tion to summer session. 

That dream is feasible. Bramble 
said, if the market moves its location 
to the former UMass Credit Union 
space in the Student Union. 


"The potential to move is there, 
but we don't yet have a number on 
how much electricity will cost," 
Bramble said. 

No matter where the location or 
what the hours, students are still 
pleased with People's Market. 

"It's the best quality food and the 
cheapest." said Jamie Tosches, a 
junior natural resource studies major. 
"I also like the fact that it's run by 
students." 

Senior psychology and sociology 
double-major Anncliese Kissling 
enjoys all aspects the market has to 
offer. 

"It's so good and cheap and tasty," 
Kissling said. "It's also close and 
plays good music." 


Capitol hill debate ensues 
over welfare job protection 


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WASHINGTON — The mantra of 
welfare reform is work. But do wel- 
fare recipients in job-training slots 
deserve the same benefits and rights 
as other workers? 

It's a debate that will stretch into 
the fall as the Clinton administration 
argues that work is work, while- 
states and Republicans warn that 
such blanket protections could be 
tremendously costly. 

As the rhetoric heats up. some 
worry the matter will become too 
politicized to find an acceptable 
compromise. 

There's no question that a welfare 
recipient who gets hired for a regu- 
lar private sector job is entitled to all 
labor protections. At issue is work 
either created by the government for 
those who cannot find work on their 
own. or special so-called "workfare" 
slots offered by community service 
groups and private employers for 
people still collecting welfare. 

Congressional Republicans 
promise they will continue their 
fight to exempt this "workfare" from 
a host of labor laws, a battle they 
lost over the summer. 

The Clinton administration 
touched off the debate in the spring 
by ruling that these workers are cov- 
ered by the Fair Labor Standards 
Act. entitling them to the minimum 
wage and job-safety protections. 

That suggested the full comple- 
ment of labor laws would apply as 
well, including everything from anti- 
discrimination laws to family and 
medical leave. It also would include 
tax laws, requiring employers to pay 
into the Social Security system. 

Republicans want to pass legisla- 
tion overturning the Labor 
Department's ruling, hoping gover- 
nors will persuade President Clinton 
to sign it. Until then, the Labor rul- 
ing stands. 

Governors and their Capitol Hill 
allies argue that the ruling will ulti- 
mately hurt welfare recipients. 

They say states will be unable to 
afford enough workfare slots, and 
recipients will not have the chance 
to learn job skills, leaving them 


unprepared when their welfare runs 
out. 

"The Clinton administration, 
working with the unions and the 
bureaucrats, is Irving to undermine 
and destroy welfare reform." House 
Speaker Newt Gingrich said last 
month. 

He promised to make the dispute 
"a major part" of the fall legislative 
agenda. 

The Clinton administration and its 
allies respond that treating people 
on welfare like other workers is a 
matter of simple fairness. 

"We aren't asking for any special 
rights." said Diane Garcia of Racine, 
Wis., a former welfare recipient who 
helped lead a rally yesterday on 
Capitol Hill. "Moving into a work 
situation has to be a way out of 
humiliation — not an expanded ver- 
sion of it." The debate began with 
whether people on welfare should be 
paid the minimum wage, but there is 
little dispute on that point now. 
After resisting, House leaders 
accepted the administration's ruling 
that states must pay those in work- 
fare at least $5.15 per hour, though 
they may include the value of cash 
welfare and food stamps when cal- 
culating their "wages." 

Now, congressional Republicans 
are trying to frame the debate 
around other, less popular implica- 
tions of calling workfare work. They 
suggest workfare workers might 
have to be paid the much higher pre- 
vailing wage for some jobs. And they 
argue that private employers won't 
hire welfare recipients with few 
skills or experience if they have to 
follow a lot of labor laws. 

States also worry they'll have to 
pay Social Security and unemploy- 
ment compensation taxes and recon- 
figure their systems to issue a pay- 
check rather than a benefit check. 

The administration is willing to 
consider exempting workfare from 
tax laws, said Bruce Reed, Clinton's 
top domestic policy aide. These are 
"legitimate concerns." Reed said, 
but they are "not what conservative 
Republicans are beating the drums 
about right now." 

Indeed, the debate shows a philo- 
sophical divide. 


Recent Hobart Lane stabbing incident 
discussed during Select Board meeting 


By Bern McCarthy 

Collegian Staff ^ 

Several issues, including this past weekend's Hobart 
Lane stabbing incidents, a proposal for a commuter bike 
path and other minor points, were raised in last night's 
Amherst Select Board Meeting. 

The tired issue of needing to control University of 
Massachusetts students' weekend recreations was again 
raised due to the recent stabbings that occurred on 
Hobart Lane. 

Holding up a copy of the Deify Hampshire Gazette. 
Hill Boss. Amherst Select Board member, asked what 
was going to be done in the immediate future to ensure 
"the security of life, limb and property" of Amherst resi- 
dents and "those students who are law abiding." 

Boss proposed that between last night's meeting and 
the next one. in approximately two weeks, "we all do 
some serious thinking about some stop-gap measures 
that could be taken" to ensure that another incident like 


Hobart Lane does not occur again. 

What I'm afraid of. frankly, is that you're going to 
have some fatality before the [Police | Grant Committee 
can come up with some kind of recommendation." Boss 
said. "1 don't want dead bodies on the lawn of Hobart 
Lane until the Grant can come up with a solution." 

On a more positive beat, the Amherst/UMass 
Connector Project proposed to adjust the Norwottuck 
Rail Trail so that it would connect to University Drive 
and "encourage commuting to the University with 
non-motorized methods." according Arthur Swift, 
Chair of the Norwottuck Rail Trail Advisory 
Committee. 

In addition, a proposal to adjust University Drive 
itself was raised. 

According to the project engineer, this adjustment is 
two- fold in that the section between Route 9 and 
Amity Street could be widened about 4-fect to include a 
bike lane and the secti on between Amity Street and 

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The Amherst Select Board listens to a presentation on the propose bike lane on University Drive on 
Monday evening at the Bangs Community Center. 


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Marshall has proposed a track- 
ing database so ALANA 
progress within the University 
can be monitored. 

Ben Rodriguez. Director of 
the Bilingual Collegiate 
Program (BCP) also spoke of 
many programs to prepare 
minority students for college. 
But he was also careful to 
point out that BCP is available 
for all students who need sup- 
port service. 

"We're doing a lot of things 
to try to keep our students 
here. But this is everybody's 
program. We're here for every- 
one who has needs," Rodriguez 
said. 

The Talent Advancement 
Program (TAP) and the 
Patterson First Year Program 
are also aimed at recruiting 
and retaining freshmen. Both 
are situated in Southwest 
Residential Area and mesh 
both dorm and academic life. 

"The idea is that students 
need to become part of an 
accepted peer group in order to 
do well academically." Aitken 
said. "Right now we are evalu- 
ating the Patterson Program. 

"Last year was the first year 
so we'll look and see how 
many students are back [for 
their sophomore year] at the 
end of add/drop." 

The Patterson Program is a 
two-year pilot program, and 
therefore it has no base fund- 
ing. Depending on its success, 
more money will be allotted to 
keep it running. This semester, 
another program aimed at 
freshmen will be running in 
Gorman Residence Hall. 


Overcrowded ferry drowns 
off Hatian coast, 400 dead 


By Michael Norton 
Associated Press 


MONTROUIS. Haiti — An over 
crowded ferry capsized and sank off 
Haiti's central coast yesterday, killing 
as many as 400 people who were 
trapped inside the vessel, survivors 
said. One report said an equal num- 
ber of people swam safely to shore. 

Thousands of Haitians wailed in 
grief on the pebbled beach of this 
fishing village as U.N. divers and a 
half-dozen fishing boats searched 200 
yards offshore for victims. U.S. Coast 
Guard and U.N. helicopters hovered 
above the spot where the ferry, The 
Pride of Gonave, disappeared in 75 
feet of water. 

"The boat was overloaded. When it 
maneuvered to disembark, everybody 
ran to one side and the boat tipped 
over." said survivor Benjamin Joseph, 
a 38-year-old civil engineer. 

The ferry had no life jackets and 
some doors were bolted shut, pre- 
vented many passengers from escap- 
ing, loseph and other survivors said. 

The ferry sank early this morning 
in the Saint Marc Channel off 
Montrouis, 50 miles northwest of 
Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. It had 
left Anse-a-Galets on Gonave Island, 
about 12 miles to the southwest. 

Haitian coast guard crews pulled 
24 survivors and four bodies from 
the water, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt. 
Steve Banks in 


Port-au-Prince. "We've gone from 
a rescue operation to a recovery oper- 
ation." he said. 

There were conflicting reports 
about the numbers of victims and 
survivors. 

Haitian police and coast guard offi- 
cials said about 700 people were on 
the ferry. An estimated 400 people 
made it to shore, leading Haitian 
authorities to believe as many as 500 
people had perished. Banks said. 

But )oseph and other survivors said 
they believed about 400 people went 
down with the ferry and that 60 peo- 
ple, at most, made it to shore. 

The 60-foot vessel was certified to 
carry only 80 passengers, Banks said. 
Its captain told police he had 250 
passengers. Banks said. The captain, 
whose name was not released, was in 
custody while police investigated. 

As it reached Montrouis, the ferry 
turned so passengers could transfer 
to rowboats to go ashore. Passengers 
rushed to one side of the ship, caus- 
ing it to capsize, loseph said he 
scrambled from the ferry's hold 
when the air conditioning stopped 
functioning and the ship started tilt- 
ing. 

"We felt it was unsteady," said sur- 
vivor Guyva Merilus. 28, a radio 
reporter who escaped from the sec- 
ond deck. 

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crowd onto similar ferries, many of 
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Massachusetts Avenue simply be 
"striped" for bikers. 

Swift noted that this proposal is "still 
in the conceptual alignment phase." 

"What we're looking for at this 
point is a green light from the town 
and the University to continue with 
the project," Swift said. 

The Select Board's major concern 
was what their monetary commit- 
ment would be at this time. 

Before even addressing this ques- 
tion. Swift stressed that this project 
was still in its infant stage and at this 
point all they were seeking was either 
a go-ahead to continue this project 
or a definitive no. 

However, Swift estimated that the 
project would cost roughly $600,000 


which would mean a sum of about 
$50,000 coming from the town. 

Another concern was that the 
University be obligated to match 
what the town contributes. 

According to Swift, that was 
already planned and will also be 
addressed when the board meets with 
University officials. 

Minor issues that arose included 
the change in name of the restaurant 
El Acuna to Walker's Grill and also 
approve of a Live Entertainment 
License for the establishment. 

Also, a motion was approved to 
postpone making a decision on 
renewing the liquor license of 
Mykono's Greek restaurant, which is 
positively no longer in business. 


Correction 

Yesterday's story entitled "Picket code restricts protest at UMJks" con- 
tained incorrect information regarding the Graduate Employment 
Organization's (GEO) -stance on the new picketing code. GEO has not 
already responded to the code with flyers, though a written response will 
be issued in the future. Additionally. GEO is not planning an "organized 
response," though they say a response from students in general is likely. 
The Collegian regrets the error. 


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Education tops Clinton's agenda 


By Terence Hunt 

Associated Press 


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GAMBRILLS, Md. — President Clinton opened his fall 
agenda yesterday with a school house pitch for national 
tests to measure education standards. But a key 
Republican congressman called the president's proposal 
"a waste of taxpayers' money." 

"As every American farmer knows, you can keep weigh- 
ing a hog but it won't get any fatter," said Rep. Bill 
Goodling, (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Education and 
Workforce Committee. "Let's help our children, not test 
them again." 

The president, on his first day back to work after a 21- 
day vacation, flew by helicopter to speak at Four Seasons 
Elementary School in this community 20 miles south of 
Baltimore. A room full of shy third-, fourth- and fifth- 
grade students listened respectfully to his call for national, 
standardized reading tests for fourth-graders and math 
exams for eighth-graders. 

"This should be something that has nothing to do with 
party politics," the president said. "1 think every American 
— Republicans, Democrats, independents — should favor 
high standards." He said that national testing "will tell us 
whether our children are learning what they need to do." 

National testing is just one of the education battles 
between Clinton and Congress. Over administration 
objections, Republicans also are pushing a "school choice" 
proposal giving tax breaks to parents who send their chil- 
dren to private schools. The program was dropped from 
the recent budget agreement at Clinton's insistence, but 
Republicans vow to bring it up again. 

Clinton and Republicans both think that education is 
the kind of family-friendly issue where they can boost 
their standing with voters. But their approaches are at 


odds. 

Goodling is pushing an amendment that would bar the 
administration from spending money on new testing. He 
said the federal government already spends $540 million 
on various education tests. 

"1 strongly support higher academic standards but I 
strongly oppose new federal tests," Goodling said. The 
White House said it was seeking a compromise but would 
not go along with Goodling's amendment. 

"It's not going to become law one way or another," 
presidential spokesman Mike McCurry said. "But at the 
moment, we're working quietly to try to fashion some- 
thing that the president can sign. But he won't sign the 
unsignable." 

Moving quickly to assert himself in policy debates, the 
president will give a speech today outlining his priorities 
for the fall. Tomorrow he will unveil legislation empower- 
ing the president to negotiate new trade agreements with 
foreign governments. 

The president also faces a decision on how to proceed 
with the proposed tobacco deal between cigarette makers 
and the states. An administration review of the settlement 
already is two months past its original due date. McCurry 
said Clinton would not act on the matter this week but 
probably would announce his stand early next week. 

The spokesman also said that Clinton would step into 
the fight for the embattled nomination of former 
Massachusetts Gov. William Weld to be ambassador to 
Mexico. Sen. |esse Helms, (R-N.C), the conservative 
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has 
refused to hold hearings on the nomination, saying the 
politically moderate Weld has disqualified himself for the 
post by his past support for the medical use of marijuana 
and for needle-exchange programs as a means of prevent- 
ing AIDS. 


Albright intervenes in Arab-Israeli conflict 


By Barry Schweid 

Associated Press 


WASHINGTON — Facing her 
toughest challenge as secretary of 
state, Madeleine Albright heads to the 
Middle East today to try to reverse 
the dangerous skid in Arab-Israeli 
relations. The week-long trip could 
be the Clinton administration's last 
chance in a long while to ease the 
"crisis of confidence" that has stale- 
mated negotiations between Israel 
and the Palestinians amid a devastat- 
ing swirl of terrorist attacks. 

The odds are long. But a senior 
State Department official noted yes- 
terday the alternatives to not trying: 
"More violence, more victims, lost 
hope and the extremists win." 

Albright intends to take a tough 
line with Yasser Arafat, the 
Palestinian leader, but also with 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin 
Netanyahu. 

Her message to Arafat: Step up 
arrests of suspected terrorists, dis- 
mantle their groups, fulfill promises 
to enhance Israel's security. 

Arafat has tried to maintain unity 


with radical elements, even the 
Hamas guerrillas who say they were 
behind several bloody attacks on 
Israel. 

Still, Albright will press him to take 
tough actions, risky as they may be to 
Arafat himself. In the U.S. view the 
terrorism is aimed at the Palestinian 
Authority as well as at Israel. 

Her message to Netanyahu: 
Concerns for Israel's safety are no 
excuse to sidetrack indefinitely the 
commitments dovish Labor govern- 
ments made to the Palestinian 
Authority in the 1993 and 1995 Oslo 
accords for phased withdrawals on 
the West Bank. 

Asked if this meant Albright was 
pushing the old formula of land for 
peace — that Israel swap territory for 
peace accords — the State 
Department official replied tersely: 
"Yes." 

Netanyahu has virtually ruled out 
giving up anything else until the vio- 
lence ends. 

The diplomatic trick Albright will 
attempt is to convince Arafat and 
Netanyahu to trust each other. 

Neither appears even remotely so 
inclined. 


And yet, as Albright said in an Aug. 
6 speech, "Neither party can return to 
an earlier time... With our help 
Israelis and Palestinians can move 
steadily towards a better future, or 
they can remain bogged down in 
mutual suspicion and recrimination." 
Just before Albright met with 
President Clinton yesterday before her 
departure, White House spokesman 
Mike McCurry insisted her trip was 
"not about pressuring the parties." 

"That is not to say that sometimes 
discussions are not candid, are not 
robust," McCurry said, "but at the 
same time it is not wise for someone 
attempting to facilitate a dialogue to 
play the role of a heavy hand." 

It is Albright's first trip to the 
region since assuming control of the 
State Department nearly eight months 
ago, and she will touch all the famil- 
iar bases: Israel, the West Bank, 
Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. Jordan 
and possibly Lebanon. 

After four years as the U.S. ambas- 
sador to the United Nations, Albright 
is familiar with the region's issues. 
But as her spokesman, James P. 
Rubin, recently said, she's "a realist, 
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In defense of protest 


In November 1986, it was Munson Hall, not Goodell. 
Back then, a group of college students led by full- 
time activist Abbie Hoffman and Amy Carter, the 
former president's daughter, occupied University offices 
in Munson to protest the CIA recruiting students on 
campus. Eventually, the demonstrators were dragged 
out of the building by police and arrested. 

Five months later, they went on trial in Northampton. 
The defendants argued the necessity 
defense, which states one may com- 
mit a lesser crime to prevent a 
greater crime from occurring, in that 
case the unlawful recruiting by the 
CIA. 

In the end, all 15 defendants, 
including Hoffman and Carter, were 
acquitted by a middle-aged, 
middle-class Hampshire County jury 
which was convinced that the protest- 
ers did the right thing by breaking 
the law in pursuit of justice. 

Perhaps if the 200 students who 
occupied Goodell Building last spring 
to protest the University's institution- 
ally racist policies had been arrested, 
they, too, could have argued they 
were attempting to right greater 
wrongs. The legal argument might 
have been trickier, but plausible. 

In August, Amherst campus 
Chancellor David K. Scott mailed to thousands of peo- 
ple the "Guidelines for Responses to Demonstrations on 
University Property," apparently a response to the 
protest at Goodell. In the document, the University lays 
out the "rules" for protest demonstrations. Assembly 
and speech are allowed, but only within narrow limits. 
However, University President William M. Bulger and 
the chancellors of the five UMass campuses, who wrote 
the guidelines, have placed a blind adherence to rules 
above the practice of democracy. 

The guidelines say demonstrations must be held in 
"appropriate public forums" and "take place during the 
building's normal operating hours." The guidelines for- 
bid "material disruption of or interference with instruc- 
tional activities, other university business and campus 
events." In other words, the University is complaining 
that student demonstrations are disruptive to the 
University. Of course, because what are more disruptive 
to the University are its institutionally racist policies. 

The University specifies what the students can and 
cannot do. but is vague about how it will respond if 
those rules are broken. The University threatens stu- 
dents with expulsion or lesser sanctions "as may be 
deemed appropriate by the University," but it is unclear 


"A politically mute 
student body is no 
threat to the authori- 
tarian rule of the 
University. These 
guidelines are an 
attempt by the 
University to cut out 
the students' political 
tongue. " 


James Shaw 


what the University considers appropriate punishment. 

These guidelines are threatening and unnecessary. 
Why shouldn't protests occur at the place of oppres- 
sion, and continue until the wrongs are righted? 
Democracy need not be scheduled. Let there be no 
doubt that the students protesting at Goodell were 
practicing democracy in its purest form. Democracy, 
more than rules of government, is a philosophy in 
which there is equality and a fair 
— — — — distribution of power. At time, peo- 
ple must take drastic action to pre- 
serve the values of democracy when 
everyday courses of action have 
failed. 

In the case of the Goodell 
Takeover, students had negotiated at 
length with the University to no 
avail. The University left the stu- 
dents with little choice. The stu- 
dents occupied Goodell and won 
important and considerable conces- 
sions from the administration. The 
students realized organized action 
most effectively brings about 
change. Now so does the University 
— and now they are trying to crip- 
ple the rights of students to protect 
their own illegitimate power base, 
and to keep the students from claim- 
ing their fair share of power. 
A politically mute student body is no threat to the 
authoritarian rule of the University. These guidelines 
are an attempt by the University to cut out the stu- 
dents' political tongue. 

The University has framed its guidelines within the 
juvenile notion that this is a "matter of law and 
University policy." The folk notion is that rules are 
made to be broken, but the principle is more complex. 
Rules are not naturally conceived and implemented, but 
are human creations, and thus subject to change. 

While society needs laws, they must be scrutinized 
constantly to preserve democracy. If upon inspection, 
laws are shown to be democratically invalid, then they 
are morally impotent and may be ethically violated with 
civil disobedience. 

Now the focus is on "campus procedures," little more 
than a euphemism for "next time we're calling the 
cops." Indeed, we attempt to reflect democracy in law 
and rely upon the police and the threat of punishment 
to uphold those laws. If the law really existed to uphold 
democracy, the police would have stormed Goodell and 
Whitmore long ago and removed from power those who 
administer the University's institutionally racist policies. 
lames Shaw is a UMass graduate student. 


Missing Mahar 


It seems like a lifetime ago. but it 
has been only 12 short months 
since I attended my first class here 
at UMass. I remember that morning 
well. I had Psych 100 at 9:05 a.m., 
and 1 didn't crawl out of bed until 
8:59. I threw on the first pair of jeans 
I came across, took some Excedrin to 
relieve the first of many hangovers, 
and left )ohn Adams Residence Hall 
without even checking to see where 1 
was going. When I reached Mass. 
Ave.. I grabbed the first wise-looking 
student I could find and begged him 
to tell me where the building abbrevi- 
ated MAH could be located. He 
smiled, pointed up the street and told 
me to have fun in Mahar. 

I thanked him and ran to class. 
Arriving 1 minutes late, I was set on 
hiding in the back so that the profes- 
sor would not remember me. I spotted 
a few empty seats in the last row and 
made my way there as quickly and 
quietly as possible. I thought I was 
safe. I had made it to class, things 
could only get better now. But I didn't 
know Mahar. 

Al I tried to slip past the people at 
the end of the row, the squeaking 
began. The lifting of seats that hadn't 
been oiled in over 20 years made 
enough noise to have the professor 
ask the back of the room to please set- 
tle down. The class halted and every- 
one turned around until I had found a 
seat. 

My first day (remember, I was still 
naive enough to think anyone cared). 

Doonesbury 


and 1 was sure that 500 people were 
laughing at me. 1 took out my note- 
book and began to scribble that first 
day stuff from the board. That was 
when 1 felt the spring. 

At first I thought it was just an 
uncomfortable chair, and that if 1 slid 
around a little I would find a more 
relaxing position. 

But after a few ~ "^ ~~ 
minutes, I realized 
this spring had it 
out for me. No 
amount of adjust- 
ing would do it, I 
couldn't sit there. 
So after evaluating 
my situation for a 
few minutes 

longer, I decided _ ' "«" - 

to slide over to the got that first week Of 
"TST.wJliy. freshman year. Being 
out on your own, away 
from Mom and Dad, 
and more scared than 
you'll ever want to 
admit, tongue." 


"It not only remind- 
ed me of how embar- 
rassing my first day of 
classes was, but it also 
brought back that 
incredible feeling you 


my chair barely let 
ting out a whim- 
per. I stepped over 
the people's legs so 
that they wouldn't 
have to get up and 
make noise them- 
selves. I reached 
my destination, 
dropped my book 
bag and quickly 
flopped down in the seat I had spot- 
ted. Then I found out why no one else 
had sat there. The hinge at the back of 
the chair had come off, and when I sat 
down, it continued swinging forward, 


leaving me sitting on the floor. 

For the first time since leaving 
home four days prior, 1 was absolutely 
sure of something. This time, there 
were 500 people laughing at me. Even 
the professor had to pause and giggle 
(and this man never giggled) before 
going on with his lecture. I grabbed 
my stuff, went 
— —■ ^~ ~ ~" "~ ■ back to the chair 
with the busted 
spring. and 

thought about 
how many girls 
had just wit- 
nessed my little 
stunt. 

Now you may 
think this seem- 
ingly pointless 
tale left me per- 
manently scarred. 
But in fact, it left 
me with a great 
fondness for 
Mahar 
Auditorium. For 
those of you who 
suffered through 
classes there, you 
must admit that 
you grew some- 
what attached to 
the place after 


)ay Bachman 


awhile. Whether it was the chairs cov- 
ered in sand paper, the Stone Willy's 
Pizza sized desks or the garbled 
microphones, Mahar had something 
for everyone. 





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Focus on Race 

Next week, the Collegian Editorial page will publish a week-long series on racial issues. 
This is an open call for all members of the University community to submit opinion 
pieces on this important subject. 

Editorial can be submitted by e-mail (letters@oitvms.oit.umass.edu), fax (545-1592), or 
by dropping them off at the Collegian offices in the Campus Center basement. 


And for me, it had something else. 
It not only reminded me of how 
embarrassing my first day of classes 
was, but it also brought back that 
incredible feeling you got that first 
week of freshman year. Being out on 
your own. away from mom and dad, 
and more scared than you'll ever want 
to admit. From meeting new people, 
to washing your own clothes, it was a 
time when everyone faces new joys 
and pressures. A magical sensation 
that you will never experience again, 
and of which Mahar became a fre- 
quent reminder for me. 

There was something special about 
that old building that so many people 
don't realize. In order to love to hate 
Mahar the way this campus did. we 
had to have loved it a little in the first 
place. 

So when I attended the first classes 
of the year this past Wednesday, I 
have to admit 1 was saddened when 
one of my stops took me to the newly 
renovated Mahar Auditorium. Two 
million dollars had turned this once 
powerful reminder that comfort and 
education didn't necessarily go hand 
in hand, into a cozy classroom where 
the education process will no longer 
be impeded by the furniture. 

However, something just didn't 
seem right to me. I think anyone who 
was ever sentenced to a semester in 
the old auditorium missed out. And I, 
for one (perhaps not the only one), am 
left always missing Mahar. 

lay Bachman is a UMass student. 

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Boukan Ginen's latest a must 

Tickell a worthy and expressive musician in her own right 



Boukan Ginen dig deep into Haiti's musical tradition on new alburn. 


Fire from Africa — in Haitian 
Creole, the words are Boukan Ginen, 
and do they ever scorch. Politics and 
rhythm are inextricably interwoven 
on the band's latest Stateside release, 
Rev An Nou. from the 
consistently-solid 
world music label 
Xenophile. 

Founded by former 
members of 
well-known Haitian 
groovers Boukman 
Eksperyans, Boukan 
Ginen has roots that 
go deep into the 
tumultuous island's 
musical traditions, 
the mizik rasin. 

Melding white-hot electric guitar 
solos with rhythms that carry the 
overwhelming and deeply spiritual 
pulse of transplanted African religion 
and culture, this massive 10- person 
ensemble carries the traditional into 
. the modern age with its feet still 
hopping and hips still swinging. 



Haiti has perhaps suffered more 
from the United States' foreign poli- 
cies than any other nation in the 
Western Hemisphere. The relatively 
tiny island has been occupied repeat- 
edly by U.S. military forces as the 
Monroe Doctrine 
unfolds to its grim 
consequences. 
Colonial struggles 
for control ofHaiti 
began when 
Columbus reached 
here at the end of 
the 15th century 
and haven't ended 
yet. 

When listening to 
Rev An Sou. it 
might be easy to ignore or forget all 
this if you don't understand Haitian 
Creole — but that would be a mis- 
take. How else can you fully experi- 
ence the depths of entrancing 
rhythms on this disc? Or appreciate 
the power of the joyful melodies? , 
Rev An Nou — "our dream" — is 


an excellent album. A. 

Kathryn Tickell's strong album of 
British folk and first U.S. release, 
The Gathering, introduces her 
Northumbrian piping and fiddling to 
a deservedly-wider audience. 

Every year in Cork. Ireland folk 
performers from around the British 
Isles come together for a huge festi- 
val. Organizers have surprises for 
them in store — the performers are 
paired into duets, often with other 
musicians who they've never met. 

It is after this festival that The 
Gathering is named. The sponta- 
neous, impromptu feel the title sug- 
gests comes through in the music, 
but could have been restrained a lit- 
tle less by the production of the disc. 
Nonetheless, Tickell steps forth as a 
worthy and expressive musician. 
Definitely strong enough to stand on 
her own, so please ignore any refer- 
ences you hear to Sting having "dis- 
covered" her. B. 

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Amherst College's Mead Art Museum is "Mingei: The 
Fold Art of Twentieth-Century |apan" and 
"Eighteenth-Century British Portraits and Furniture." 
"The Cult of Lord |eff" opens on Sept. 25. Opening 
reception is 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 25. Museum hours are 
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 
1-5 p.m. 542-2555 

Augusta Savage Gallery — Located in the New 
Africa House in the Central Residential Area at the 
University of Massachusetts. "CHICAGO: Memories 
and Fantasies, The Malcolm X Series" by 
African-American painter Robert Henry Graham 
opens Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 21. The open- 
ing reception is Sept. 24. 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 
Monday & Tuesday 1-7 p.m. Wednesday -Friday 1-5 
p.m. 545-5177 

Hampden Gallery — Located in the Southwest 

•Residential Area. "New Works in Stone" opens Sept. 

16 with reception 5-7 p.m. Exhibition features works 

by Donald R. Blanton. Gallery hours are 

Monday-Friday 3-7 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m. 545-4196 

Hampshire College — "Wake Up Little Susie" and 
"Warnings" will be on display in the Main Gallery, 
located in the Harold F. lohnson Library- The exhibi- 
tion will run through Sept. 27. Gallery hours are 8:30 
a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 12-4:30 p.m. 

Herter Gallery — Located at the University of 
Massachusetts near Haigis Mall. Currently on display 
is "Foundations: The Class of 2000." The exhibition 
features works in two and three dimensional media by 
first and second year students in the Art Dept. 
Closing reception and award.* ceremony is Sept. 25. 
Gallery Hours are Monday- Friday 1 1 a.m. -4 p.m. 


545-0976. 

Mount Holyoke College — The Mount Holyoke Art 
Museum will feature "How to Remember? Designing 
the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" 
through Dec. 14. The exhibit will show photographs. 
site plans, sketchbooks, architectural drawings and 
models. Also on display are "Italian Paintings and 
Modern Sculpture form the Collections" and 
"Looking Inward: Contemporary Haitian Painting." 
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday II a.m. -5 p.m.. 
Saturday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. 538-2245 

Smith College — Currently on display are "Prints 
by Abraham Bosse." Exhibition will run in the Print 
Room at the Museum of Art until Oct. 1. Gallery 
hours are Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 4 
p.m.; Wednesday & Sunday noon- 4 p.m.; Thursday 
noon- 8 p.m. 585-2770. 

Student Union — Located in the Student Union 
Building at the University of Massachusetts. The 
Student Union Visual and Performing Arts Space will 
feature "Over the Edge" by Lydia Nettler through 
Oct. 3. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10 
a.m. -5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 545-0792 

Wheeler Gallery — Located in the Central 
Residential Area at the University ef Massachusetts. 
"Apprentices" opens Sept. 16 at 5-7 p.m. Gallery 
hours are Monday- Thursday 4-8 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 
p.m. 545-0680 

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Center at the University of Massachusetts. Currently 
on display is "Seven + Six" and "Lois Beurman Torf 
Print Collection." Hours are: Tues-Fri 11-4:30 p.m.; 
Sat & Sun 2-5 p.m. 



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Rafter's head in clouds after Open 


ByBobGrawM 

Associated Presi 


NEW YORK — Patrick Rafter has a smile that won't 
go away. "I never thought 1 would win a Slam." he said 
yesterday. "I always dreamed of it, but 1 never thought I 
would actually win one." 

But the 24-year-old Australian did just that, capturing 
the U.S. Open on Sunday by defeating Britain's big-serv- 
ing Greg Rusedski 6-3. 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 with a clinical 
demonstration of serve-and-volley tennis. 

Then, in the company of several Australian champions, 
including Tony Roche, |ohn Newcombe and Ken 
Roscwall, Rafter celebrated until the wee hours. Among 
them, the Aussie contingent has 19 Grand Slam tourna- 
ment titles. 

Other former Aussie players at the party included Wally 
Masur, Brad Drewett. Darren Cahill and Paul McNamee. 

"It ended with a great cake Tight about 2 o'clock in the 
morning," Rafter said. 

Until this year. Rafter had been in the pack of early- 
round losers, traversing the world in search of a victory 
and computer ranking points. He finished the past two 
years ranked No. 68 and No. 62 while battling injuries. 
His only other title came at Manchester. England, in 1994. 

He had reached five finals this year before the U.S. 
Open. But with Sunday's victory, he shot up to No. 3 in 
the world behind Pete Sampras and his semifinal victim, 
Michael Chang. Rafter is the first Australian in the top 10 
since Pat Cash reached No. 10 in 1988. He's also the first 
men's singles winner from Australia since Newcombe in 
1973. 

"I started making changes at the beginning of the year," 
Rafter said. "Less off-court work, a change in the gym 
program, more on-court work. It was a lot of hard work. I 
felt so good within myself. I felt so much stronger this 
year." 


He cites an interview after he reached the final at St. 
Polten, Austria, as the key to his changed outlook. 

"They asked me if 1 felt I could win the French Open 
and I said no." Rafter said. "All of a sudden. I'm in the 
semifinals. I said to myself, the next time they ask me that 
question. 1 won't say no. I have a 1 in 128 chance, which 
is more positive than no." Roche has been coaching 
Rafter, with Newcombe helping out occasionally. 

"These guys have so much to offer," Rafter said. 
"Before Sunday's match. 1 asked Rochey how should I be 
feeling, playing a Grand Slam final. And he said, 'I'm not 
the right person to ask. I only won one of them. I've lost a 
dozen of them. Ask Newk'." 

Newcombe's words? "Knuckle down and just be your- 
self." That he did. controlling the net and thus the points 
with acrobatic volleys and phenomenal anticipation. 

"I felt pretty good the first two sets." Rafter said. "As 
soon as 1 got a break in the fourth set, I felt I was real 
close." Rafter will spend some time at his house in 
Bermuda before leading the Australian team against the 
United States in Davis Cup play in Washington next week. 

Newcombe, the Australian Davis Cup coach, already 
has given Rafter some advice. 

"Newk said, 'fust because you're No. 3 in the world and 
you've won the U.S. Open, you don't have to win every 
tournament. Don't put that kind of pressure on yourself," 
Rafter said. 

Rafter admits the Australians will have a tough time 
beating the Americans, who counter with the world's top 
two players. Sampras an'd Chang. Then he chided the 
American players for not always playing Davis Cup. 

"We have a proud tradition," he said of Australian play- 
ers. "Whenever I get a call to represent my country. I'm 
there. It's a shame the other guys don't feel the same way. 
There's nothing better than winning for your country." 

After a brief pause. Rafter added: "To win the U.S. 
Open is pretty bloody good, though." 


Realignment? MLB fans in a quandry 


By Ronald Blum 

Associated Press 


NEW YORK — Baseball fans 
support realignment by a 2-to-l 
margin, even though many have 
reservations about losing a century 
of tradition that distinguished the 
American and National leagues, a 
nationwide Associated Press poll 
shows. 

Fifty-four percent of those polled 
favored the plan that would switch 
as many as 15 major league teams 
between the AL and NL, with. 27 
percent opposed to reshuffling the 
leagues geographically. 

Yet, 48 percent said ending the 
traditional distinction between NL 
and AL teams makes them like the 
plan less. 

And just 12 percent said blurring 
the AL/NL distinction is one of the 
reasons they favor the plan, which 
owners will consider when they 
meet in Atlanta from Sept. 16-18. 

Owners say geographic realign- 
ment would eliminate most games 
in which teams play out of their 
time zones, which creates late-night 
broadcasts on the East Coast and 


early-evening telecasts on the West 
Coast. But most fans said they 
don't care when they see games on 
tale vision. 

lust 20 percent said the TV factor 
makes them more supportive of 
realignment, 22 percent said it 
makes them less supportive and 57 
percent said it makes no difference. 

The poll of 686 adults who said 
they were baseball fans or some- 
what of a fan was taken by tele- 
phone from Aug. 22-31 by ICR of 
Media, Pa. 

Results have a margin of sam- 
pling error of plus or minus 3.7 
percentage points. 

Many fans said they supported 
realignment because it would help 
create regional rivalries. 

Under the radical plan being 
pushed by acting commissioner Bud 
Selig and realignment committee 
chairman |ohn Harrington, the New 
York Mets and Yankees would play 
in the same division and face each 
other many times. 

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox 
also would play in the same divi- 
sion, as would the Los Angeles 
Dodgers and Anaheim Angels. 


Other pairings would include San 
Francisco Giants-Oakland 

Athletics. Montreal Expos-Toronto 
Blue lays, Kansas City Royals-St. 
Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins- 
Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Texas 
Rangers-Houston AsKos. 

Forty percent of the fans said 
they like the plan more because of 
its geographic pairings. Seventeen 
percent said the pairings made 
them less supportive and 42 per- 
cent said it made no difference. 

Up to seven National League 
teams are threatening to block the 
plan. That opposition has forced 
Selig and Harrington to consider 
less drastic proposals, in which 
fewer than 10 teams would shift. 

Interleague play, which last week 
completed its first season, was a big 
hit with fans. 

Each team played 15 or 16 regu- 
lar-season games this year against 
opponents from the other league. 

Thirty-five percent of fans said 
there should be more interleague 
games each year and 9 percent said 
there should be fewer. Forty-seven 
percent said the total should remain 
the same. 


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By Joonn Loviglio 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ditch the 
tie-dye and nose rings and grab your 
zoot suit. Generation X. The I940's 
are back. 

Twentysomethings are hitting the 
dance floor at an ever-increasing 
number of swing clubs popping up 
around the country. 

It's a trend that's been around for 
years in New York, San Francisco 
and Los Angeles, but even more 
modern-day hep cats have been 
jumping on the bandwagon after 
getting a taste of swing culture in 
recent music and films. Swing-ori- 
ented band Squirrel Nut Zippers 
have been on the Billboard charts 
for several months and the film 
"Swingers* was a box office hit. 

College students are learning to 
Lindy hop. jitterbug, West Coast 
swing, East Coast swing and 
Carolina shag. On the Internet, 
swing sites abound and include 
everything from the hottest dance 
st<»p« to » lexicon of "swinglistics" to 
articles on Cab Calloway and Count 
Basie. 

"The swing crowd in the 
Northeast has never been known to 
be a young crowd, so it's a change 
to start getting people in their 20s," 
said Boston-based swing teacher 
Aurelie Tye. 

|ason Marton, 23, and his girl- 
friend Amy Quigley, 21, are part of 
that change. They started swing 
dancing about one year ago and 
"loved it from the very beginning," 
Marton said. 

"We watched a lot of the old 
movies, where the people on the 
screen make it look easy but they 
have all those crazy moves." he said. 
"It's challenging to get the moves 
down but it's so much fun." 

They've tried several different 
swing styles but have developed a 
preference for the raucous Lindy 
hop. 

"It's fun to see people flying over 
each other's shoulders," Marton 
said. 

The fast-tempo, high-energy 


Lindy hop took hold in 1920's 
Harlem and other forms — from the 
simpler moves of East Coast swing 
to the sultry and smooth West Coast 
swing — evolved throughout the 
country. 

Swing remained popular until the 
early 1950's when rock and roll 
began to catch on. 

Bill Tenanes, of Westhampton, 
Mass. a teacher and historian of 
swing, said swing's acrobatics and 
energy is one of the reasons younger 
people are getting involved. 

"You have extreme sports like 
snowboarding; this is extreme danc- 
ing. It seems kind of dangerous, and 
that's what they're attracted to," he 
said. "People are finding they want 
something with a little more culture, 
a little more zip, a little more heat." 

While teaching the Lindy to 
University of Massachusetts stu- 
dents preparing for a formal dance. 
Tenanes found they wanted to leam 
"aerials" — flashy, up-in-the-air, 
down-on-the-floor moves many 
people connect with swing dancing. 
At the dance, "they went nuts," he 
said. 

"The band was playing the fox 
trot — a serene dance — but bodies 
were flying around, gowns were 
twisting up, people were sliding 
under people's legs. And not to the 
beat of the music. 

"1 thought, 'Look what we've 
wrought! We're never going to 
get hired again," he said with a 
laugh. 

Unlike the anything-goes dancing 
of today, you can't fake swing. 
While some improvisation is 
allowed, there are basic steps that 
must be learned. 

Think you can't jump and jive 
without looking squaresville? Don't 
fret.daddy-o. 

That's where people like Sarah 
Sloane come in. She teaches swing 
to couples and singles in 
Providence, where she said the 
scene is small but growing. 

"The clubs in this area are start- 
ing to wake up," she said Would-be 
swingers who enroll in her classes 
range in age from 12 to 90, but 


there has been an increase in 20- 
and 30-year-olds. 

"There's more and mora younger 
people coming in." Sloane Mud 
"The first class of this summer we 
had 23 people; it used to be we'd 
get around eight or 1 0. 

"It's not air-conditioned, but 
they're still coming." The Call — a 
Providence twentysomething hot 
spot better known for its live rock 
and alternative music — is trans 
formed every Thursday Into a 
1940's dance hall, with hundreds ot 
young people showing up to swing. 

"It's been getting a little crowded 
now but that's OK," swing teacher 
Ed Slattery said with a laugh. 

Slattery, of Seekonk. Mass., 
thinks swing dancing has caught on 
because young people are looking 
for ways to connect. 

"With couple dancing, onee pet) 
pie get over the fear and embarrass 
ment they find it's a lot of fun," he 
said. "It's a good way to relate to 
the other sex in a casual way with 
defined rules of conduct." 

Because many of the dances are- 
alcohol- and smoke-free, they also 
attract people who aren't into the 
bar scene, -Tenanes said. "Swing 
enables you to take part in the 
music," Slattery said. "It's exuber- 
ant." 

The clothes also arc a bi^ attrac 
tion for swingers, which Pawtuckct 
resident and swing dancer Nancy 
Bouchard has turned into a fledg- 
ling business. She sews custom- 
made zoot suits in wild colors and 
plaids. * 

"They're pretty outrageous." said 
Bouchard, whose company. Reel 
Pleats, has been receiving orders 
from Chicago to Canada and hopes 
to expand to mail order soon. 

Marton says he and Quigley like 
to get dressed to the nines when 
they go out to cut a rug because it 
makes swinging more fun. 
"Everyone was so dapper in the old 
days, with the zoot suits and the 
flashy clothing," he said. "It's nice 
to see people doing it again, 
whether they're senior citizens or 
people in their 20s." 


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was a coming out party of sorts for 
freshmen Seth Lilburn. who was able 
to break free twice for one-on-one 
goals against the Redmen's keeper. 
Lilbum's goals helped to solidify the 
victory for the Minutemen. and gave 
him three goals and two assists for the 
season... Butler continues his assault 
on the UMass record books. He is cur- 
rently fifth all-time in career points 
(69). ninth in goals (25), and is tied for 
fifth in assists (19)... The youth of the 
Minutemen is playing very well for 
Koch. The freshmen group of Lilburn, 
Gavin Hewitt, Matt Christy and Mike 
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production — both home and away — 
coupled with a strong arm and great 
range in right field make him my MVP, 
and my hero. 

N.L. Most Overrated Player I can't 
stand this guy. Vinny tastilla wins the 
N.L. Hideki by a landslide. He hits all 
his home runs in Coors Field and that's 
about all he does anyway. I don't even 
want to talk about him anymore. My 
second least-favorite player, |eff 
Mauser runs a close second. 

N.L. Most Under-rated Player: He's 
been an Ail-Star, everyone knows who 
he is, yet he doesn't get the due he 
deserves. Yes, he's that good, lust like 
me. Mark Grace is the quintessential, 
quiet, unassuming superstar. Nobody 
appreciates that he is a superstar. Oh, 
everyone knows he's good. The man is 
closing in on being Hall of Fame quali- 
ty, and he's hardly mentioned outside of 
the Windy City. I love that man. 

Fred llurlbrink. ]r. is a Collegian 
columnist. 


Ivan Lcndl once said "it is the 
greatest facility of it's kind in the 
world." 

Martina Hingis and Patrick Rafter 

were not the only winners at this years' 
U.S. Open. The Arthur Ashe )r. Tennis 
stadium and the renovated National 
Tennis Center breezed through it's first 
U.S. Open with high praise. The newly 
constructed stadium, along with better 
seating in the outer courts, a larger 
food court area, and fountains once 
again flowing at the 
nearby Unisphere ' — 
have all combined to 
create a tennis 
acropolis that will ' 
hopefully house the . 
championships for 
many years to come. 

The opening night dedication for 
the stadium featured a speech by 
Arthur Ashe's widow (eanie Ashe in 
which she encouraged the United 
States Tennis Association to continue 
her husband's mission to bring tennis 
to America's youth and inner cities. 
The dedication was fueled by some 
controversy because New York's 
Mayor, Rudolf Giuliani refused to 
attend in protest of a deal that was 
struck between his predecessor David 
Dinkins, and the USTA. 

The deal places a limit on the num- 
ber of planes that can fly over the 
Tennis Center during match play each 
day, and requires the city to pay a 
heavy fine for each plane that exceeds 
the limit. While this may be a pretty 
ridiculous deal, it was a deal that was 
made before the mayor took office, 
and it ensures that the U.S. Open will 
remain in New York. 

Guiliani, by not attending the dedi- 
cation, slighted not only his predeces- 


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How about them Cards? 


By Denne H. Freeman 
Associated Press 


IRVING, Texas — The Dallas 
Cowboys broke down like an old 
race horse against the Arizona 
Cardinals and they're not sure why. 

"It's not just the offensive line, it 
was everybody," quarterback Troy 
Aikman said during yesterday's post 
mortem. "I know there were some 
things I didn't read." 

The Cardinals blitzed the Cowboys 
dizzy as they rallied from a 1 5-point 
deficit to win 25-22 in overtime 
Sunday night. Aikman was sacked 
three times, losing 24 yards. 

"When you lose like that it's frus- 
trating," Aikman said. "Arizona did 
a nice job of mixing things up. 
...We'll have to look at the films to 
determine exactly what happened." 

The heat seemed to bother the 
Cowboys — who held training camp 
under a blazing Austin sun — much 
more than it did Arizona. Running 
back Emmitt Smith, who bruised 
some ribs but still rushed for 132 
yards, said the Cowboys weren't 
drinking enough water. 

"It's not about how we trained in 
Austin. It was about fluids in the 
body," Smith said. "The offensive 
line got tired and it was the first time 
I've ever seen Michael Irvin start 
cramping up." 

Three Cowboys had intravenous 
transfusions during the game, 
including defensive lineman Chad 
Hennings, who scored a touchdown 
on a fumble return but later got 
dizzy. Defensive back Charlie 
Williams and tight end Eric 
Bjornson also had IVs during the 
game. Wide receiver Anthony Miller 
played only two downs before a 
hamstring tightened, the same prob- 
lem he had at practice on Thursday. 
The Dallas offense missed his ability 
to stretch the defense like he did in 
the 37-7 season-opening win over 


Pittsburgh. 

"It hurt us to have Anthony out," 
Aikman said. "Our offense is still 
going to be much better than it was 
last year. We have a much better 
group." 

Smith was still irritated that he 
couldn't get his ribs X-rayed in the 
fourth quarter so he could get back 
into the game. 

"We waited down there 10 or 15 
minutes for somebody to come with 
a key," Smith said. "We waited, 
waited, waited and waited for some- 
body to unlock the door. Finally, we 
just told them to forget it. In our sta- 
dium we always have somebody 
around to unlock the doors." 
, Smith rushed to the sidelines dur- 
ing the overtime but was never used. 
His understudy, Sherman Williams, 
lost a fumble that Arizona converted 
into the winning field goal. X-rays 
taken of Smith's ribs after the game 
were negative. 

"My ribs are bruised and we'll 
have to see how it goes the next few 
days." Smith said. "It's been a long 
time since we've gotten offensive 
chunks of yardage like that. We're 
going to have a much better offense 
than last year. Last year is last year. 
All the mistakes we made can be cor- 
rected." 

Smith was irritated that he got 
called for an unsportsmanlike penal- 
ty for taking his helmet off after a 
Dallas touchdown was called back 
for a holding penalty. 

"I thought you had to be the indi- 
vidual who scored a touchdown for 
that rule to count," Smith said. "It's 
crazy. That rule can be interpreted in 
so many ways. It's a ridiculous rule." 

Dallas coach Barry Switzer said 
the Cowboys got what they deserved. 

"We beat ourselves," Switzer said. 
"They tried to give the game to us 
and we wouldn't take it. Now, we 
have to do like Green Bay is doing 
this week and file the game away." 





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sor, but the game of tennis and the 
memory of Arthur Ashe. Besides the 
re-routed planes fly over northern 
Queens (if any of you called me and 
wondered what that noise was) and 
not over Gracie Mansion, where the 
mayor sleeps soundly. 

The other great event which took 
place on opening night was the Parade 
of Champions, a gathering of all the 
living mens' and womens' U.S. Singles 
champions and U.S. Open champions. 
^^^^^^^^_ What a thrill it 
was to see so 
many great cham- 
pions in one place, 
in tribute to the 

s P ort of tennis. 

The generations 
were represented, from Don Budge 
and Rod Laver to Chris Evert and 
Gabriela Sabatini — it was not a 
gathering of tennis champions, it was 
a gathering of stars. 

Notably absent from the cere- 
monies were former world No. 1 and 
1988 U.S. Open Champion Mats 
Wilander, and 1994 champion Andre 
Agassi. Wilander was probably off 
meditating or playing with his rock 
band, but Andre Agassi could not 
espape controversy, just at the time 
when he is trying to reboost his image 
and his ranking. While in contrast 
Germany's Boris Becker and Steffi 
Graf both flew in for the event even 
though they were not competing in 
this years' Open. Agassi did apologize 
for his absence saying that "it was my 
loss," and he did perform solidly 
before losing to eventual champion 
Patrick Rafter. 

Martina Hingis has obviously 
cemented her place as world No. 1 ; 
while Patrick Rafter played the tennis 


of his life, revitalizing a tradition of 
serve and volley Australian tennis that 
goes back to players such as Tony 
Roche and John Newcomb. 

Yet there were other stories, most 
notably Venus Williams, who finally 
lived up to all the hype surrounding 
her by reaching the finals, and one has 
to think that her power and athleti- 
cism will be trouble for Hingis in the 
future. As for Monica Seles, unfortu- 
natly she did not make the finals for a 
third straight year. (The intensity with 
which Seles played before her stabbing 
would have been too much for Hingis, 
but we'll never know.) 

Greg Rusedski showed tremendous 
heart coming back from two sets to 
one to beat |onas Bjorkman in the 
semis, and forcing a fourth set against 
Rafter. Of course it dosn't hurt when 
he can hit a 143 mph ace, and a 146 
mph fault. Hopefully, Rusedski was 
able to provide a small lift for his 
adopted country of Great Britain on 
this sad occasion for that nation. 

And we could not end a wrap up of 
this year's Open without discussing 
the match of the tournament, Peter 
Korda's 5th set tie-break win over 
4-time champion Pete Sampras. 
Korda, who reached the finals of the 
French Open in 1992, has had a 
career plagued with injuries and has 
never had the reputation of being 
mentally tough. 

Yet, on this day he hit more winners 
and was determined than the worlds 
best player, and that is what makes 
tennis so exciting. So, the only bad 
news is that we have to wait a whole 
year for next years' Open, the best ten- 
nis tournament in the world. 

Bryan Schwartzman is a Collegian 
columnist. 


Youngs head needs a rest; 
QB's concussion a question 


By Dennis Georgatos 

Associated Press 


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 
Concerned concussion-prone Steve 
Young could be one hit away from 
being driven into retirement, the San 
Francisco 49ers took a cautious 
approach to his playing status yester- 
day, saying there's a chance he may 
get another week off. 

"That certainly will be something 
that we will talk about to the doc- 
tors," coach Steve Mariucci said. 
"Will another week minimize [risks] 
even more? 

"I'm going td <&k iftST ffluesnon, so I 
can't give you an answer until I hear 
from the doctors." 

Mariucci did say there was a possi- 
bility the 35-year-old Young, who has 
had three concussions over his last 1 2 
games, would resume playing next 
Sunday against New Orleans. 

He said more would be known 
about his possible return tomorrow. 

Young's agent. Leigh Steinberg, 
said Friday that another concussion 
would trigger a serious look at retire- 
ment for Young, a two-time NFL 
MVP and a five-time passing champi- 
on who led the 49ers to their fifth 
Super Bowl title in 1994. 

Young, who sustained his latest 
concussion when he was kneed in the 
head by Hardy Nickerson during San 
Francisco's season-opening 1 3-6 loss 
at Tampa Bay. sat out Sunday's 15-12 
win at St. Louis on the recommenda- 
tion of his neurologist, Dr. |oseph 


Lacy. 

He visited Lacy yesterday and went 
over the results of a brain scan taken 
last Thursday. The scan found no 
abnormalities but Young was sched- 
uled to see a neurosurgeon for a sec- 
ond opinion. 

"The neurologist has met with 
Steve a couple different times and 
feels that he's OK to go," Mariucci 
said. "He wants another test, another 
opinion just to verify what he finds. 

"We want to be right. We want to 
do the right thing so I guess we're tak- 
ing extra precautions." 

There are concerns that repeated 
concussions can cause permanent 
brain damage. 

On his show on KNBR radio. 
Young said he would listen to the 
doctors and abide by Mariucci's deci- 
sion as far as his return to the field. 
He also made clear he wanted to play 
again. 

"The three concussions, and I've 
talked to a lot of people and they're 
fluke shots," Young said. "It's not like 
something that happens every day. 

"But pretty soon, a fluke turns into 
something normal if it keeps happen- 
ing. So, I think you just play and hope 
that this kind of thing doesn't keep 
coming up." 

Mariucci did not rule out starting 
rookie Jim Druckenmillcr for a second 
straight week and having Young as 
his backup. Reserve quarterback |eff 
Brohm has a broken bone in his pass- 
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By Jimmy Golen 
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BOSTON (AP) — The first time 
Carlton Fisk became a free agent, 
a half-dozen teams showered him 
with offers before the Chicago 
White Sox gave him millions of 
dollars and a home for the rest of 
his career. 

Four years after he retired, the 
stakes are even higher. A probable 
first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fisk will 
have to choose whether his cap in 
Cooperstown sports a Boston "B" 
or one of the many logos worn by 
the White Sox during his time 
there. And that is making him feel 
like a free agent all over again. 

"A little bit." Fisk conceded yes- 
terday before he was inducted into 
the Red Sox Hall of Fame. On 
Sunday, the White Sox will retire 
Fisk's No. 72; the teams 
announced their hqnqr|Sj ^wo 
weeks apart during trie summer. 

"Both teams axe recognizing a 
lifetime of dedication to the game." 
he said. "|But| I didn't Just wait 
around the last four years for this. 
I really didn't need to have people 
give me a lifetime achievement 
award." 

Fisk said it was too soon to 
decide what hat he will wear into 
the Hall's halls, considering he 
isn't eligible for induction at 
Cooperstown until 1999. 

But he said everything from his 
career will be taken into account: 
The fact that he played more 
games in Chicago and set the 
record for games caught there: the 
fact that he came up through the 
Red Sox system: and the fact that 


his greatest moment — one of the 
greatest moments in baseball, 
really — took place in a Boston 
uniform. 

"Make no mistake about it. I 
have thought about it," he said, 
"but the decision hasn't been 
made in my mind." 

The 1 972 AL rookie of the year. 
Fisk played with the Red Sox until 
1980. when then-GM Haywood 
Sullivan missed a deadline to mail 
Fisk a contract and he was 
declared a free agent. An embit- 
tered Fisk signed with Chicago 
and played there until the White 
Sox released him in '93. again 
with hard feelings on both side. 

He hit 376 career home runs — 
a record 351 as a catcher — and 
caught more games (2.226) than 
anyone else, ever. He was only the 
third catcher to hit at least 300 
home runs, score 1 .000 runs and 
,, driv? jnl .000 runs; the <>th>-rs 
were" Yogi Ben. i ariri Johnny 
Bench, both Hall of Famers. 

But Fisk will always be remem- 
bered for his arm-waving. World 
Series-saving home run in the 
12th inning of Boston's Game 6 
victory over the Cincinnati Reds. 
Although the Red Sox lost Game 7 
and the title. Fisk became a hero 
throughout New England and the 
video remains one of the sport's 
lasting images. 

"Everybody here still considers 
him a Red Sox player." said for- 
mer general manager and Red 
Sox Hall of Fame organizer Lou 
Gorman, noting that Fisk will 
also receive a special "Great 
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custion -- "The Politics of 
Kir th Control." a discussion about 
why niiiny women can't obtain the 
family planning resources they need, 
and what \ou CM do about it. will be 
held at 8 p.m. in Thompson 
Auditorium, room 102. loin fellow 
-indents and Peter H. Kostmayer, 
executive director of "Zero 
Population Growth." 

Meeting — The UMass Ballroom 
Dance Club will hold its first general 
meeting at 5:15 p.m. in Totman 101. 
All are welcomed. 

Meeting — The lesbian Bisexual 
Cay Alliance is holding its first 
info- racial of the year at 7 p.m. in 
the Campus Center, room 803. Come 
join ib and find out what is happen- 
ing on campu- this semester, and 
then socialize with other interested 
students 

Meeting Amnesty International, 
a human rights organization, will 
hold its lirst general meeting at 7 


p.m. in the Campus Center, room 
101. 

Meeting — Psi Chi. the National 
Honors Society in psychology will 
hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. in 
204 Tobin. Members and non-mem- 
bers are welcome to come and see 
what we are about and share free 
pizza. If you are interested but can- 
not make this time, please call 
Melanie Bauman at 546-5881. 


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 


Greek life — The sisters of Alpha 
Chi Omega would like to invite all 
University women to attend an open 
house from 6-7 p.m. for open rush, 
at 38 Nutting Ave., Amherst (behind 
the Visitor's Center). Any questions, 
call Danika at 549- 6070. 

Meeting — The UMass Poetry 
Society will hold its first meeting of 
the semester at 7 p.m. in Campus 
Center, room 165. Everyone is wel- 
come. Bring your own work or some- 


one else's or just come and listen. 
Call Tim at 546- 08 19 or Kaye at 
548-8042. 

Meeting — The UMass Theatre 
Guild's first general meeting will be 
held in the Campus Center, room 
903 


WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10 


Greek life — The sisters of Alpha 
Chi Omega would like to invite all 
University women to attend a patio 
party from 5-7 p.m. for open rush, at 
38 Nutting Ave.. Amherst (behind 
the Visitor's Center). Any questions, 
call Danika at 549- 6070. 

Greek life — Sigma Delta Tau will 
hold open fall rush from 6-8 p.m. at 
409 North Pleasant St. 

Yoga — An Introduction to Yoga 
& Meditation (lecture and practical 
experience) by Dada Anantananda 
will be held in the Campus Center, 
room 904-08 at 7 p.m. Free admis- 
sion. Sponsored by the Ananda 
Morga Yoga & Meditation Society. 


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Blood drive — Come and help the 
American Red Cross meet the chal- 
lenge of providing a safe and avail- 
able blood supply for all those who 
need it by donating blood at the 
UMass Fall Kick-Off Blood Drives. 
Donations can be made Sept 9-10 
from 10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. and 
Sept. 11 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
on the first floor of the Campus 
Center. Donors can make an 
appointment by calling (800) 
462-2229. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Internships — Environmental 
internships offered. Campaigns this 
semester include: Hunger and 
Homelessness, Pesticides. 

Endangered Species, Updated 
Bottle Bill and Campaign Finance 
Reform. Looking for motivated stu- 
dents to take leadership positions. 
Call MassPlRG at 545-0199 or 
stop by 423A Student Union. 

Library tours — The Du Bois 
Library will be hosting orientation 


tours Sept. 9-12. The tours wil 
leave from the Entrance lobby at 
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. 
Come, visit and get to know the 
library. 

Student government — 
Nominations papers for the 
Undergraduate Student Senate will 
be made available in the Student 
Government Association office, 
located in the Student Union, room 
420. Nominations open today at 10 
a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. on 
Friday. Sept. 19. If there are any 
questions, please contact |odi 
Bailey at 545-0342. 

Blood drive — Come and help 
the American Red Cross meet the 
challenge of providing a safe and 
available blood supply for all those 
who need it by donating blood at 
the UMass Fall Kick-Off Blood 
Drives. Donations can be made 
Sept 9-10 from 10:30 a.m. -4:30 
p.m. and Sept. 11 from 9:30 
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come. 

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stop by 423A Student Union. 

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tours Sept. 9-12. The touts will 
leave from the Entrance lobby at 
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Sports 


The Massachusetts 


Tuesday, September 9, 1997 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Minutemen sink Midshipmen in Annapolis 



By Fred Hurlbrink, Jr. 

Collegian Staff 


It's been almost a decade since the 
Massachusetts water polo team went 
down to Annapolis, Md. for a tourna- 
ment and won every game. Never 
have they beaten regional rival Navy 
in this traditional early-season tour- 
nament hosted by the powerful 
Midshipmen. 

All that changed this past weekend 
when the No. 1 1 Minutemen (4-0) 
went down to the Navy Invitational, 
sweeping all four matches they 
played this weekend. 

Before their 16-8 drubbing of 
Navy. UMass squeaked by No. 23 
George Washington, 12-11, in their 
first match. Saturday night, they beat 
No. 24 Buc knell, 7-6 and on Sunday 
they slid by No. 19 Slippery Rock. 
9-4. 

"1 can't remember the last time we 
went down [to Annapolis] and won 
all our games," UMass coach Russ 
Yarworth said. It was 1988 when last 
the Minutemen won in Annapolis, 
and at that time, they didn't play 
Navy. 

They beat Boston College, 
Villanova and M.I.T. in that week- 
end, and UMass has an all-time com- 
posite record of 41-3 against those 
three opponents. 

On this weekend, though, the 
Minutemen were faced with four 
ranked opponents, and not first but 
foremost were the No. 15 Navy 
Midshipmen. 

Massachusetts 16, Navy 8 
It didn't take long for UMass to 
dispose of Navy for the first time ever 
in a regular season match-up as they 
jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one 
quarter of play. Paced by Brian 
Stahl's six-goal performance, the 
Minutemen doubled up the 
Midshipmen with a pair of 
eight-point halves. 

"Navy is a little down this year," 
observed Yarworth, who spent most 
of the weekend experimenting with 
his substitution pattern, while figur- 
ing out a permanent rotation. 

Eight Minutemen scored in the vic- 
tory, including diminutive sophomore 
Timmy Troupis who tallied three 


goals. 

"1 feel very confident with our 
depth," Yarworth said. "1 need [to 
get across to some of] the guys that 
they're going to play less minutes, 
but they'll be harder minutes." 

Massachusetts 12, George 
Washington 1 1 

The No. 23 Colonials gave UMass 
a scare early in its first contest of the 
season, with the Minutemen playing 
a very lackluster first seven minutes. 
GW took a 5-2 lead after the first 
quarter, taking advantage of the inex- 
perience and tentativeness of starting 
goalie, sophomore Richard Huntley. 

"Richard was nervous and weak 
[early onl. but 1 think he came on 
strong towards the end of the week- 
end." Yarworth said. 


Huntley ended up with just three 
saves in the game. 

But, his all-world offensive corps 
rebounded from a slow start to 
outscore the Colonials 5-1 in the sec- 
ond quarter and pull out the first win 
of the season. Stahl again was the 
offensive catalyst, abusing the GW 
defense for eight goals in the game. 

Massachusetts 7, Bucknell 6 

A long day for the Minutemen on 
Saturday didn't end easily as the No. 
24 Bucknell squad took a 5-4 lead 
into the final period. Clutch goals by 
Stahl, co-captain Marc 

Staudenbauer and sophomore Rich 
Slingluff wrapped up the win for 
UMass in the final quarter, while 
Bucknell could muster just one 
last-ditch score. 


"We had a tough time with the 
style of refereeing." Yarworth said. 
"They let physical play take the place 
of skill." 

Huntley came up with his second 
strong performance of the weekend, 
stopping six Bucknell attempts in the 
contest. Staudenbauer led the offen- 
sive attack with three goals. 

Massachusetts 9, Slippery Rock 4 

On Sunday, the Minutemen took 
care of business early, taking a 6-2 
lead into intermission against No. 19 
Slippery Rock. Huntley made his best 
showing in the finale, notching nine 
saves on 13 shots. Gabriel Marrero 
also saved his best for last, scoring 
three goals in the win. Stahl added 
two more goals and had a remarkable 
18 tallies on the weekend. 


Women back toAAOplay, 
host URI at home today 


By Kathleen Ralls 

Collegian Staff 



Take heed Rams. 

Though the Massachusetts 
women's soccer team lost six 
seniors, they are by no means 
backing down to early competi- 
tion in the Atlantic 10. The 
Minutewomen will aim to main- 
tain their perfect 9-0 record 
against the University of Rhode 
Island Rams tomorrow at 3:30 
p.m. at Totman Field. 

With an early 4-0 stomping of 
the Stags of Fairfield and a stand 
up and take notice 2-1 defeat 
over then-ranked No. 22 
Michigan this past Friday, 
UMass coach )im Rudy and his 
squad are looking to improve 
their record to 3-0 and more 
importantly, maintain their elite 
standing in the A- 10. 
"This 


recent years, this match is anoth- 
er important step in integrating 
Rudy's young, speedy, offen- 
sive-minded squad. 

Sophomore Emma Kurowski, 
last year's A- 10 Rookie of the 
Year, is spearheading the 
Minutewomen's attack (3 goals, 
1 assist, 7 points) alongside 
junior Robin Smith, last year's 
America East Player of the Year, 
Sophie Lecot and early freshman 
standout Kara Green. The much 
experienced defense of senior 
tri-captains Erica lverson and 
Danielle Dion are stabilizing the 
backfield, along with fellow 
senior Amy Burrill and junior 
Amanda Thompson. 

In year's past, Rudy has relied 
heavily on his defense to be the 
mainstay. However, this year's 
team proves to be leading with 
their forwards, with an exciting 
iump-and-go 


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Scott Stevens (5), Marc Staudenbaur (13), Rich Slinghoff (IS), Bill Hunter (18) and the No 11 UMass men's 
water polo went 4-0 in the Navy Invitational this past weekend. 


N C A A i_ 
Tournament this season. "We 
remember last year and our 3-2 
loss to Dayton in the A-10 final, 
so we are really going to focus 
on our A-10 competition this 
year. 

"Our ticket to the NCAA's 
may not be through a wild card, 
but through the A-10." 

Though UMass reins with a 
9-0 lifetime record vs. URI, the 
Rams are looking for revenge 
under second year coach Shelley 
Smith. URI stands at 0-2 with a 
2-1 loss against New 
Hampshire, however, they 
proved they are a team in con- 
tention of winning in a 2-1 over- 
time loss to Providence. 

Regardless that URI has 
proved to be a cellar dweller in 


c ollegiate meet- 
ing of the Sisters Kurowski. Last 
year, older sister |enna of 
Dartmouth University got the 
better of Emma in a 2-0 defeat 
over UMass at Richard F. 
Garber Field. Now, Jenna is in 
her first year as assistant coach 
of the Rams. 

But after last Friday's 2-1 win 
over Michigan, the last thing on 
the Minutewomen's minds is 
defeat in any shape or fashion. 

"Ordinarily, you would think 
we would let down after such a 
big win," Rudy said. "We are 
pleased with the win over 
Michigan, but we are not pleased 
with the quality of the win. 
We're looking forward to a more 
pretty game, but against a very 
scrappy, defensive game." 


No. 15 Minutewomen open against Hartford 


By Justin Rudd 
Collegian Correspondent 


After a season of achieving its first-ever region- 
al ranking, the Massachusetts women's tennis 
team is looking to build on I^Ihuhmi 
year's success. The groundwork for 
that begins today at 1 p.m. when the 
Minutewomen open up its 1997 fall 
season at the University of Hartford. 
Last season, UMass defeated 
Hartford 6-1, and all but one of the 
players who participated in that win 
will return for today's rematch. 
Coming off of a 14-5 record, this 
year's women's squad is taking on a 
"completely revamped" schedule. This schedule 
brings with it new, challenging teams, of which 
eight of them are nationally ranked. With no place 
to hide, while carrying its newly acquired ITA 
(Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Eastern 
Region ranking of No. 15, UMass feels they are 


ready to step up to the challenges lying ahead. 


"This [new schedule] can seem intimidating, 
but... it's not so much the wins and losses that 
are important, but the overall goals of our pro- 
gram," Dixon said. 

One of those goals is to try and breakthrough 
^^^^^^^^ H ^ B and beat one, if not many, of 
the nationally ranked teams 
on the schedule. 

Sophomore Ola 

Gerasimova, who went 1 3-7 
in the number-one singles 
position last year, will retain 
her position for the 1997 sea- 
'son. Moving up to the No. 2 
slot is junior lackie 
'Braunstein, who led UMass 
last season with a record of 19-8. Senior Lana 
Gorodetskaya is entering this season with a team 
leading .842 winning percentage and overall 
record of 16-3. Another notable is senior 
Caroline Steele, who held the fourth overall posi- 
tion in winning percentage with a .667 and an 
overall record 16-8. 


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Massachusetts 
vs. Hartford 

at Hartford 


This years' squad is supposed to be extremely 
strong in doubles, and equally balanced in single-. 
The feeling of the 1 1 -member squad is that the 
next piece to their puzzle equals a national rank- 
ing. 

"We deserve to be on the court with all the 
teams on our schedule and I am not scared of any 
loses. The only way to get tougher is to get beaten 
up a little bit," Dixon said. 

The teams' extreme desire to play some of 
these tougher schools is exemplified by the loca- 
tion of their opponents. Some of the "big" 
schools on the schedule such as Syracuse. 
Rutgers, Rhode Island, Seton Hall. Princeton, 
and LaSalle take quite a long hall to get to. 
Facing the challenges of these new teams. UMass 
is looking for an inspiring win. 

"To play on this next level we need much more 
confidence, more belief in ourselves, and more 
team work. The difference is our confidence, what 
I mean by that is not playing above our ability but 
playing to our ability in those important match- 
es," Dixon said. 


Clemens deserves a Cy; 
Hideki hyped to the end 


UM men's soccer takes one on the chin; ties Siena 


UMass 
Siena 


By Matthew J. Perraufc 

Collegian Staff 

It's the type of thing that can drive a 
coach mad — his team goes into a 
game that should be a sure win, and 
they play down to their 
opponent's ability. 

That is what the 
Massachusetts men's soccer 
team fell victim to last 
Saturday afternoon when it 
overlooked Siena College in 
Loudonville. NY.. Much to the dismay 
of Minutemen coach Sam Koch, his 
team tied the Saints. 1-1. 

UMass (1-0-1), coming off a 4-2 
win over CaL-Poly at San Luis Obispo 
last week in its regular season opener, 
should have easily taken care of Siena 
(0-0-1 ). who had never beaten UMass. 
However, the Saints were a much dif- 
ferent squad than the team the 
Minutemen has faced in the past, with 
UMass holding a 5-0 all-time record. 

Siena, in an attempt to revamp its 
program, has mostly sophomores and 
freshmen on its squad this year, and 
came out hard to surprise the 
Minutemen. 

For Koch, the surprise was a harsh 
one. 

"We were a better team." Koch said. 
"We knew it but we didn't believe it." 

UMass got on the board first in the 
4 1 st minute when freshmen midfielder 
Mike Purcell netted his first goal of the 
year off of junior midfielder Paul 
Cochran's deflection. The Minutemen 
took the lead into the half but 1 5 min 
utes into the second. Siena was able to 


tie the score at 1—1 with a header that 
beat sophomore goalkeeper Todd 
Fowler. The teams played out the 
remaining time of regulation and then 
went on to two overtimes, but neither 
could net the game winner. 

"[Siena] was more physi- 
cal, better in the air and had 
better touches." Koch said. 
"We didn't play to the feet, 
we had no combos, and we 
were just not focused. We did 
not come ready to play." 

The Saints were able to contain 
UMass' scoring power, senior forward 
Mike Butler, not allowing him to get 
the offense going for the Minutemen. 

"We didn't do the extras, didn't 
close, didn't react," Koch said. "All the 
little things that they did and we didn't 
all added up in the end. We were just 
not ready to play, that was the bottom 
line." 

UMass was out-shot by Siena 16-15 
and had only six comer kicks to Siena's 
seven in 1 20 minutes of action. Fowler 
played the entire game in net and made 
six saves for the Minutemen. 

The Minutemen play their first game 
at their new home. Totman Field, this 
Saturday against the University of 
Maine at 1 p.m. UMass holds a 
20-10-1 all-time record against the 
Black Bears, including a 1-0 victory in 
Orono last season. 

Minuteman Notes: UMass played 
its final exhibition game against McGill 
University at Szot Park in Chicopee. 
The Minutemen handled the Redmen 
etjfly, winning 5 1 . . . The McGill game 

Turn to MENS SOCCER, page 7 



lunior defender |on Hanna and the UMass men's soccer team stumbled 
against Siena College, drawing with the Saints, 1-1. 


And now presenting the long-await- 
ed, the much overdue, the soon-to-be 
legendary first annual Fred Hurlbrink. 
|r. Month-Before-The-Season's-Over 
Post-Season Awards. 
Yes. I am that good. 
• Let's get rollin' in the junior circuit. 
A.L. Rookie of the Year: Hmmm. 
This was a tough one, but I'll have to go 
with California's... native son Nomar 
Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox 
(gotcha ya' Sox freaks). He's baseball's 
Renaissance Man. A slick-fielding, 
hard-hitting, base-running, 

down-to-earth talented kid. And, the 
chicks dig him. lose Cruz, |r. and Jason 
Dickson will run a distant second. 

A.L. Manager of the Year: Well, 
there isn't much of a choice here either. 
Baltimore just continues to defy logic by 
holding onto the top spot in the A.L., 
and Davey |ohnson, 
though he probably 
shouldn't, will receive a 
lot of credit for their 
dumbfounding success. 
Terry Collins has reju- 
venated the Angels and 
will give (ohnson a run. 
Milwaukee's Phil Garner will finish a 
respectable third. 

A.L. Cy Young: How many hurlers 
have taken home this hardware four 
times in their careers? Two? 

Nope. Three. Roger Clemens is 
about to join Greg Maddux (who bolt- 
ed Chi-town for some cash after his 
first) and Steve Carlton as four-time 
winners of the coveted award. The 
Boston alumnus has dominated every- 
one. 1 mean, his E.R.A. would have him 
on academic probation, trust me! Raise 
your hand if you haven't been struck 
out by the Canadian Rocket yet this sea- 
son... 

1 heard some tall, funny-lookin' guy 
in Seattle is having a pretty good season 

too. 

A.L. Most Valuable Player: Talk 
about goin' out on a limb, but I'm 
gonna say that Ken Griffey. |r. might 
win this year. Fifty dingers'll do it every 
time, and his not-even Rolaids-could 
give-us-relief Mariners have a shot at 
the Series — if they can hold off the 
Angels. 

Should the Mariners take a dive, 
Tino Martinez could take the MVP, but 
he'll be the likely runner-up with Frank 
Thomas and the Canadian Rocket get- 
ting a ton of third- place votes. 

A.L. Most Over-rated Player: Boy, if 
Hideki (1 Love New York) Irabu, was 
up for a full season, this would be his. 
As a matter of fact his bust will proba- 
bly be the trophy. Ya' know what, we'll 
just call it the Hideki Irabu Award from 
now on. But, a truly deserving sole 



needs to receive the first-ever Hideki, 
so we'll give it to his teammate the lov- 
able, but merely average Derek Jeter. 
No power, a little speed, and he dives so 
much 'cause he has no range. 

A.L. Most Underrated Player People 
just don't appreciate this guy for what 
he does game after game for the past 
couple seasons. He just keeps hitting 
and fielding and playing hard. He's got 
the love. Now. show him some. 

He's Rusty Greer. Ya' gotta love a 
guy named Rusty who plays in Texas. 

• Let's jump over to the National 
League now. 

N.L. Rookie of the Year: Despite 

their surge that has them poised for the 

playoffs, the Dodgers run of Rookies Of 

The Years' is over. Wilton Guerrero 

had a shot, but he lost some cork and 

then his position. Wilton's brother in 

Montreal. 

Vladimir, would 

have had a shot if 

he had played a 

full season, but no. 

So, since Tony 

Womack doesn't 

have rookie status, 

Scott Rolen will win this award by 

default. Something to be happy about in 

Philly. 

N.L. Manager of the Year: This will 
be the tightest race of any of the 
post-season votes. So many good per- 
formances by so many good baseball 
men. But, with my reputation at stake, 
I'm gonna go with my gut and say that 
Gene LaMont of Pittsburgh will in fad 
win this one because Bobby Valentine, 
Larry Dierker and Bill Russell all had a 
decent talent level to begin with. 
LaMont still doesn't. 

N.L. Cy Young: The Pirates most 
definitely will not be represented here. 
Another North-of-the-Border hurler 
will rip this trophy out of the firm grasp 
of the Braves' Denny Neagle or Cy 
Maddux. Pedro Martinez — whose 
E.R.A. would get him suspended from 
school, trust me — has had a phenome- 
nal season in finally realizing his super- 
star potential. He has mesmerized with 
a heater that dances like a knucklcr and 
an assortment of power pitches that 
nobody seems to be able to solve. The 
Atlanta aces will finish two- three as 
usual. 

N.L. Most Valuable Player This isnt 
an easy decision either. We're gonna 
have to go with flat out numbers, 
because no pennant contender has a 
Ken Caminiti that has pulled his team 
to the forefront. Larry Walker, howev- 
er, has established that when he's 
healthy, he's the best player in the 
senior circuit. Astronomical offensive 

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DAILY COLLEGIAN 


Volume CVII Issue 6 


Minutewomen blast 
Rams 


Led by sopho- 
more Emma 
Kurowski the 
Minutewomen 

soccer team 
squashed Rhode 
Island 7-0 . For the 
scoop (see Sports, 
page 10). 



Out of 
Hie "Sun" 



|ohn Lydon, the 
infamous frontman 
for the Sex Pistols 
and PIL, returns 
with a surprising 
new attitude (see 
Arts & Living, page 
5). 


WORLD 


Haitians mourn as 
divers retrieve bodies 


MONTROUIS, Haiti (AP) — Divers 
saw more than 1 00 bodies trapped on 
two decks of a sunken ferry Tuesday, 
and disputed earlier accounts that as 
many as 400 people may have died, 
saying the number is closer to 250. 

On shore, diesel fumes and the sick- 
ening stench of death pervaded the 
pebbled beach where thousands of 
people gathered, many crying out as 
several bodies were recovered and 
wrapped in transparent plastic bags. 

"Everybody is in mourning. 
Everybody has somebody close who 
went down," said Simon Lapointe, 
mayor of the Conave island town of 
Anse Agalets, the departure point for 
the ill-fated Haitian ferry. 

President Rene Preval, who visited 
the site Tuesday, blamed Haiti's pover- 
ty for the calamity, saying that if this 
eastern fishing village had had a dock 
the disaster might have been averted. 
The ferry, anchored 200 yards from 
shore, toppled Monday as passengers 
raced en masse to one side in a rush 
to get off. 

But Canadian divers from the U.N. 
peacekeeping mission in Haiti said 
Tuesday there was no evidence of 
massive overcrowding on the Pride of 
Conave, contradicting initial police 
and coast guard reports that put the 
passenger count at up to 800. 


NATION 


VMI suspends woman 
for hitting classmate 

LEXINGTON. Va. (AP) — ]ust 
weeks after enrolling its first coed 
class, the Virginia Military Institute 
has suspended a female cadet for a 
year for striking a male upperclass- 
man. 

The incident occurred after class- 
es had begun, VMI said Tuesday. 
The military college would not 
release details of the offense or 
identify the young woman or the 
man she was convicted of hitting. 

However, The Roanoke Times. 
in a story published Wednesday, 
identified her as Angelica Garza, 
from Fort Belvoir in northern 
Virginia. The newspaper quoted her 
father, Pete Garza, as saying that 
VMI handled the situation appro- 
priately, but he would not elabo- 
rate. 

She was suspended after her case 
was heard by the school's executive 
committee Monday and the penalty 
was approved by VMI 
Superintendent losiah Bunting. 

"I hate to lose any of our cadets 
... but our system does not tolerate 
any cadet striking another." 
Bunting said in a statement. Asked 
if the woman was reacting to sexu- 
al harassment, VMI spokesman 
Mike Strickler said the circum- 
stances were "nothing out of the 
ordinary." 


EXTENDED FORECAST 


UMass has best fund-raising year ever 


Today 

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By Tamar Carroll 

Collegian Staff 


Fiscal year 1 997 was a banner year 
for fund raising at the University of 
Massachusetts, with several large 
donations spurring Campaign UMass 
off to an auspicious start. 

"We had our best fund-raising year 
ever this year." said |ohn Fuedo, 
Executive Director of the Alumni 
Association. "Less than one full year 
into [Campaign UMass] and we are 
well on our way." 

Campaign UMass is the five-year 
program begun in October 1996 to 
raise $125 million for the Amherst 
campus, enlist advocates for the 
University statewide, and enhance the 
University's reputation, both in the 
Commonwealth and across the 
nation. 

So far, approximately $43 million 
in funds have been raised through 
Campaign UMass, according to 
University News Director Katherine 
Scanlan. 

During fiscal year 1997, $15.2 mil- 
lion in cash, $9.5 million in pledges 
and $4.5 million in deferred 
expectancies [monies left in wills. 


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etc.[ was donated to the University, 
Scanlan said. 

Royster Hedgepath, vice chancellor 
for University advancement, said he 
was pleased with the results of the 
first year of fund-raising. 

"We are right where we need to be. 
We are moving forward," Hedgepath 
said. "The campaign is another indi- 
cation that UMass is on the move." 

In the largest donation ever made 
to the University, alumnus Eugene 
lsenberg and his wife, Ronnie 
lsenberg, gave $6 million to 
Campaign UMass in support of the 
School of Management (SOM). 

The lsenberg donation will go to 
the creation of new facilities and an 
endowed professorship at SOM, 
which will be renamed the Eugene 
and Ronnie lsenberg School of 
Management in their honor. 

Other large donations to 
Campaign UMass include $1 million 
from the Alumni Association, to be 
put towards the creation of a new 
Alumni Center across the street from 
the Mullins Center, and $1 million 
from alumnus lack Flavin, which will 
be used to establish an endowed 
chair in entrepreneurship in SOM. 


In addition, alumni Richard |. and 
Barbara Barnett Mahoney have given 
the University a $2 million trust. 

Scanlan said that the large dona- 
tions are a reflection of the increased 
prestige of the University within the 
Commonwealth. 

"We are slowly changing the per- 
ception in the public and with alum- 
ni that they do not have to give to 
the University because public money 
is always available." Scanlan said. 
"Part of the campaign is not just to 
raise money but to raise an aware- 
ness of the University in the public's 
mind. We are showing the public 
that we are a school worth support- 
ing." 

If the $125 million goal is reached, 
$40 million is planned to go towards 
faculty support, $40 million to col- 
lege-based initiatives and research, 
$10 million to financial aid and merit 
scholarships, $50 million to facilities, 
including both new construction and 
renovations, and $5 million to the 
library. 

Successful year for Alumni 
Association 

Fiscal year 1997 was also a pros- 


perous year for the UMass Alumni 
Association, which increased both its 
membership and its income dramati- 
cally. 

This past year, the Alumni 
Association expanded its membership 
by 60 percent, raising the number of 
dues- paying members to 8,000. 

In addition, through successful 
marketing ventures, the Alumni 
Association increased its income by 
$1,960,099, bringing its net total to 
$2,045,750. 

This growth in membership and 
income is placing the UMass Alumni 
Association on par with the largest 
alumni associations in the country. 

"We are probably one of the fastest 
growing alumni associations in the 
country," Feudo said. "We are mov- 
ing into a league with Michigan, 
California, Texas and North 
Carolina." 

The Association's new funds were 
used in part for student scholarships 
and to bring distinguished alumni to 
campus to serve as visiting faculty in 
residence. A portion of the funds was 
also given directly to University 
groups such as the Bilingual 
Collegiate Program, the Cheerleading 


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Maureen Larareo of Hatfield, Ma., works at Backyard Birds, a birdwatcher's store in Northampton. 


Squad, the history department, the 
Crew Club, the Dance Team, 
Boricuas Unidos. the New WORLD 
Theatre and the Student Alumni 
Relations Society (SCERA). 

"Last year we gave out more 
money in grants than ever before to 
student and faculty groups and alum- 
ni groups," Feudo said. "We provided 
the funding that allowed SCERA to 
conduct a survey of legislative candi- 
dates to find out about their support 
of public higher education. We were 
able to put more than $25,000 back 
into programming and this year we 
are budgeting for more." 

Feudo said the new marketing 
techniques, such as an UMass alumni 
Visa Card and a short-term health 
insurance program, which have made 
possible the dramatic increase in the 
Association's income, will continue 
to be used to generate funds. 

"We are placing a greater emphasis 
than ever before on marketing ven- 
tures," Feudo said. "Our goal is to 
generate enough income to support 
University programs and to build an 
endowment to support student, facul- 
ty and alumni initiatives for many 
years to come." 


UM police investigate series 
of weekend vehicle break-ins 


By Leigh Faulkner 
Collegian Staff 


University of Massachusetts police 
are investigating a rash of vehicle 
break-ins that occurred over the 
weekend, specifically in parking lots 
around Southwest Residential Area. 

On the nights of Sept. 5 and 6, 
UMass police officers responded to 
eight cases of breaking and entering 
and burglary of vehicles in parking 
lot 1 1 on Stadium Drive, parking lot 
32 on Massachusetts Avenue and 
parking lot 22 on University Drive. 

Damage was reported in each inci- 
dent as well as stereos and speakers 
being reported stolen on four of the 
cases. 

On Sunday afternoon, three 
non-UMass students, Alexander 
Tejada, 21. 415 Pleasant St., 
Holyoke, Robert L. Sisson, 20, 688 
High St., Holyoke, and Peter L. 
Cavette, 19, 18 Beemis St., Chicopee 
were arrested for nighttime breaking 
and entering, destruction of property 
for more than $250, and larceny 
under $250. 

The three men were observed 
breaking into vehicles in a parking lot 
on University Drive by UMass police 


officers. 

However, UMass Police Chief John 
Luippold said he could not confirm if 
the three men were involved with the 
break-ins on Friday and Saturday 
nights. 

"The individuals were seen break- 
ing into specific vehicles by police 
officers. When arrested they had 
nothing in their possession to indi- 
cate the cases were related," 
Luippold said. 

As a result of this past weekend's 
break-ins, Luippold said police will 
step up patrolling in the parking lots, 
as well as specific areas where pat- 
terns have developed. 

University police said students 
should check their cars frequently 
and be aware of surroundings. 

Luippold added he is concerned 
that suspicious activity goes unre- 
ported from parking lots because it is 
overlooked as normal, especially in 
terms of car alarms. 

"If anyone sees anyone suspicious 
or hears anything, especially [car] 
alarms, they should notify police 
immediately," he said. 

Students should call UMPD at 
545-2121 to report any suspicious 
activity. 


Clinton pushes Congress 
for standardized testing 
& social security reform 


Israel issues new security demands to Palestinians 


By Konn Laub 
Associated Press 


ON THE INTERNET 


www.umas».edu/r$o/coleg»an 


IERUSALEM — Yesterday, during 
Secretary of State Madeleine 
Albright's attempt to rescue Mideast 
peace, Israel raised the stakes with 
new security demands it says 
Palestinians must fulfill before they 
will be given any more West Bank 
land. Palestinians, in turn, accused 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
of trying to blackmail them. "Our 
only hope is that the United States 
will realize that this is... an evil 
attempt to torpedo the peace 
process," said Marwan Kanafani, a 
spokesman for Palestinian leader 
Yasser Arafat. 

The new demands were contained 
in a four-page list Israeli officials said 
would be given to Albright. In addi- 
tion to crushing Islamic militant 
groups, Israel said the Palestinians 
must reduce the size of their police 
force, dismiss their police chief and 
agree to Israeli and U.S. monitoring 
to ensure compliance. Netanyahu 


complained Monday that Arafat's 
recent efforts to fight Islamic mili- 
tants — including the arrests of 35 
activists on Monday — were symbolic 
at best and aimed at appeasing 
Albright. 

"We demand consistency in the 
treatment of the terrorist infrastruc- 
ture as an essential condition for the 
continuation of the peace process. 
Netanyahu told the Israeli parlia- 
ment's Defense and Foreign Affairs 
Committee. 

"Unless Arafat stops violating his 
commitment, and starts fulfilling it — 
to fight the infrastructure of the ter- 
rorist organizations, to jail their lead- 
ers, to confiscate their weapons, to 
-tup incitement towards terron-m. U> 
stop embracing the leaders of the 
Hamas terrorist organization — 
unless he does all that we won't have 
much progress with the peace 
process," he said. 

Netanyahu blamed Arafat for not 
preventing suicide bombings by 
Islamic militants in [erusalem on luly 
30 and last Thursday. The bombings 


killed 20 Israelis and five assailants. 

In its list of demands, Israel said 
Arafat must reduce his police force 
from the 35.000 officers he recruited 
to the 24.000 permitted by the peace 
agreement, and fire officer? who have 
been involved in attacks on Israelis. 

Israel also claims the police chief. 
Brig. Ghazi labali, has incited his 
men to attacks against Israel and said 
he must be dismissed. 

Israel also wants to establish a 
monitoring system, with U.S. partici- 
pation, that would allow for inspec- 
tions and spot checks to ensure 
Palestinian compliance 

The Palestinians, however, did not 
plan to let Israel dominate Albright's 
agenda with alk about security. They 
said yesterday they would raise 
Israel's recent decision to freeze the 
scheduled handover of West Bank 
land, the expansion of lewish settle- 
ments and Israel's security closures of 
Palestinian areas. 

"I expect from Albright to deal 

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By Sonya Ross 
Associated Press 


WASHINGTON — Declaring the 
nation "in uncharted territory to 
some extent." President Clinton yes- 
terday put forth an ambitious fall 
agenda that he admitted would be 
tough to sell on a Congress already 
leery of his ideas. 

Speaking before students at 
American University, the president 
said he remains committed to a clus- 
ter of issues that build upon the new 
balanced federal budget, such as 
trade agreements that would buoy 
U.S. economic growth, funding of 
education programs and reforming 
Social Security. 

Those issues, Clinton said, cannot 
come to fruition without support in 
Congress, and he expressed hope 
that lawmakers would take up the 
1 3 appropriations bills they must 
pass this year in a spirit of political 
cooperation and not use the current 
economic prosperity as a reason to 
sidetrack spending plans. 

"In the face of good news, the eas- 
iest thing to do is to rest, to take a 
vacation, to believe our work is 
done," Clinton said. "But compla- 
cency is not an option. Vacations 
have to remain short in a time still 
full of challenge and change. 

"We are in uncharted territory to 
some extent, but we know the times 
demand action from us," Clinton said. 
Clinton — fresh from a three-week 
vacation of his own — said he would 
soon decide how to proceed with a 
settlement between the states and cig- 
arette makers, "to protect our chil- 
dren from the dangers of tobacco." 

He also said he wanted to get 
young Americans involved in mak- 
ing "a gripping national issue" of 


building support for an international 
plan to curb global warming. 

"This will be a very controversial 
debate," Clinton said. But, if the 
United States fails to join a plan to 
reduce the "greenhouse gases" emit- 
ted into the air. he warned, "then 
your children will pay the price for 
our neglect." 

He appealed to the Senate to set a 
hearing for William Weld, his nomi- 
nee for ambassador to Mexico. And 
he appealed to the American people 
to extend a heartfelt welcome to 
Chinese President |iang Zemin, who 
will visit in November. 

"I hope the American people will 
welcome him." Clinton said. "China 
will choose its own destiny. But if 
we engage China instead of isolate 
ourselves from her, we can help 
influence the path she takes." 

Clinton also said he would seek 
congressional approval for "fast- 
track" authority to negotiate new 
trade agreements with foreign gov- 
ernments, a matter that has divided 
Democrats. 

The president said he would hold 
an event at the White House on 
Wednesday to publicize his desire 
for renewed fast-track authority. The 
president focused Monday on one of 
his fall priorities: building support 
for national, standardized reading 
and math tests for fourth and eighth- 
graders, respectively. 

But the idea of testing standards 
does not fly in Congress, where 
Republicans favor a "school choice" 
proposal to extend tax breaks to par- 
ents who send their children to pri- 
vate schools. The program was 
dropped from the recent budget 
agreement at Clinton's insistence, 
but Republicans have said they will 
bring it up again. 


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CIA memos deM DNC chief contacts on behalf of fugitive 


By Larry Margasak 

Ajjociated Pr«is 


WASHINGTON — Confronted with memos indicat- 
ing he twice contacted the CIA on behalf of a fugitive 
businessman, former Democratic chairman Donald L. 
Fowler insisted yesterday he had no memory of making 
such calls for the man, a major party donor. Later, 
Democrats produced a statement from the CIA official 
— identified only as "Bob" — saying he had been oper- 
ating under cover and Fowler may not have known he 
was with the spy agency. Fowler appeared before the 
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, knowing he 
would be grilled by Republicans about Democratic 
fund-raising abuses during last year's presidential cam- 
paign. 

The Republicans questioned him closely about his 
intervention with officials on behalf of a number of 
Democratic donors — including Indian tribes opposing 
a casino favored by rival tribes — but saved their 
major attack for the help given businessman Roger 
Tamraz. He is a fugitive from a decade-old embezzle- 
ment charge in Lebanon who nonetheless was a fre- 
quent White House visitor in 1995 and 1996. 

Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., the committee chair- 
man, showed Fowler two 1995 CIA memos describing 
calls from Fowler on behalf of Tamraz. who wanted 
help in stifling opposition to a pipeline project in the 
Middle East. Fowler had testified he couldn't recall 
contacting the CIA and told Thompson just before the 
documents were introduced: "If somebody has some 
proof I would be happy to refresh my memory." 

After he was shown the first CIA document, Fowler 
said "I understand the implications... but it does not 
refresh my memory." 

"If I said to you I recall making those calls, I would 
be perjuring myself because I simply don't," Fowler 
later told Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. 

Later, the Democrats produced the Senate deposi- 
tion of the CIA official — who said he didn't know 
whether Fowler knew he was talking to a spy agency 
employee. 

At Tamraz's suggestion, the official said, he called 
Fowler, who returned his messages. "I was under... 
cover," said the official, identified only as Bob. "I can't 


say for certain he knew who he was talking to because 
CIA was never mentioned." 

Fowler also said he did not recall receiving a memo 
from one of his own aides — written months before 
the CIA documents — warning that Tamraz's back- 
ground was "full of significant financial and ethical 
troubles." 

Tamraz has denied the embezzlement charge. While 
Democratic committee members did not defend their 
party's contacts with Tamraz, they were able to show 
the GOP also was interested in Tamraz as late as last 
February. 

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Sen. Mitch 
McConnell, R-Ky. both invited Tamraz, in form letters 
sent to potential donors, to join an elite group for 
Republican contributors called the Inner Circle. 
McConnell is chairman of the Senate Republican cam- 
paign organization. 

McConnell's 1997 letter promised Tamraz access to 
Lott. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other party 
luminaries. 

Mike Russell, a spokesman for McConnell's commit- 
tee, said yesterday that Tamraz "wanted to show he 
was a party contributor to both parties. He worked to 
get his name on the donor lists of some Republican 
committees. He tried to give us $1,000 and we refused 
to accept." 

Fowler indicated with some irritation that in 
Democratic fund-raising matters power rested with 
White House aide Harold Ickes — not with the party 
chairman. During numerous disputes with Ickes, 
Fowler said, "I think it was fair to say 1 lost most of 
those arguments." 

But Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., read from Ickes' 
deposition to committee investigators, in which the 
former official claimed a hands-off stance. 

"So you made absolutely no effort to circumvent 
[Fowler]?" Ickes was asked. 
"Absolutely not," Ickes replied. 
Throughout his testimony, Fowler tried to fend off 
Republican criticism of his numerous interventions 
with federal officials on behalf of Democratic donors. 

"Members of Congress do this; staff members of 
Congress do it; it is their responsibility to do so," 
Fowler said. 


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continued from page 1 
with the reasons of the crisis, which 
are settlements and Judaization of 
Jerusalem and refusing to implement 
agreements," said Hanan Ashrawi, a 
Palestinian Cabrnet minister. 
"Security is not a goal in itself." 

Albright's three-day trip, which 
begins today, will be her first to the 
Middle East as secretary of state, and 
both Israelis and Palestinians anx- 
iously watched for clues on what to 
expect. Albright recently discovered 
her Jewish roots, and Israeli officials 
said they weren't sure whether this 
would make her more sympathetic to 
Israel's positions or prompt her to 


overcompensate by taking a tougher 
stance than a non-Jewish secretary 
might. In addition to meetings with 
Netanyahu and Arafat, Albright will 
visit Israelis and Americans wounded 
in last week's bombing, speak to 
members of an Israeli think tank and 
tour a Palestinian school in the West 
Bank town of Ramallah. 

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would case its tight closure of the 
West Bank and Gaza Strip before her 
arrival. The travel ban, in effect since 
July 30 and tightened after the last 
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Palestinians from entering Israel. 


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Sinn Fein renounces violence 


By Shawn Pogatthnik 

Associated Press 


BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Sinn Fein, the IRA 
ally that once embraced both the gun and the ballot 
box as agents of change, formally renounced violence 
yesterday and took its place in talks on Northern 
Ireland's future. 

Five party leaders of Northern Ireland's pro-British 
Protestant majority stayed away, underlining their skep- 
ticism of Sinn Fein's sincerity and of a process they 
think will weaken Northern Ireland's union with 
Britain. 

The chairman of the talks, former U.S. Senate 
Majority Leader George Mitchell, welcomed Sinn 
Fein's arrival and urged the Protestants not to boycott 
the negotiations. 

"This is the first time in the modern history of 
Northern Ireland that there has been in place at the 
same time both negotiations and a cease-fire," Mitchell 
said, referring to the Irish Republican Army's decision 
to stop its campaign against British rule 52 days ago. 

"I believe that's a significant step forward, although I 
acknowledge that the difficult steps remain to be 
taken," he said. It is the first time since Northern 
Ireland was created in 1920 that the governments of 
Britain and the Irish Republic have jointly invited IRA 
supporters to join other parties to discuss the state's 
future. Sinn Fein was barred from talks in |une 1996 
because of IRA violence. 

Sinn Fein's president, Gerry Adams, led his delega- 
tion into Stormont castle at midday and pledged accep- 
tance of a six-point renunciation of violence known as 
the "Mitchell Principles." Accepting those principles — 
among them to seek disarmament of the IRA and pro- 


British paramilitary groups during negotiations — was 
a prerequisite for all parties in the talks. 

On paper, it is a fundamental shift. When Sinn Fein 
was about to begin contesting elections 15 years ago. 
spokesman Danny Morrison appealed to the IRA faith- 
ful saying: "Who here really believes we can win the 
war through the ballot box? But will anyone here 
object if, with a ballot paper in this hand, and an 
Armalite (assault rifle) in this hand, we take power in 
Ireland?" 

In elections this year, the party won about 16 percent 
of votes in Northern Ireland and 5 percent in the Irish 
Republic. 

Sinn Fein did reject a central premise of the negotia- 
tions, which is not one of the six points — that majority 
public support within Northern Ireland must be 
demonstrated for any new government structures. 

Present for Adams' pledge were Mitchell, representa- 
tives of the British and Irish governments and four 
other parties: the moderate Social Democratic and 
Labor Party, Sinn Fein's larger rival for Catholic votes; 
the cross-community Alliance Party; a tiny women's 
rights party; and an even tinier socialist party. 

Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Ulster 
Unionists, will decide Saturday whether to take part 
when the negotiators are supposed to get to work 
Monday. Two sterner pro- British parties have already 
withdrawn, and the other two — both affiliated with 
outlawed paramilitary groups — say they will attend 
only if the Ulster Unionists do. 

Sinn Fein leaders reaffirmed that the IRA will not 
discard any weapons before their party agrees to a 
peace settlement. Protestant demands for the IRA to 
start disarming deadlocked progress during a 17-month 
IRA cease-fire that ended in February 1996. 


New York offers distance learning 


By Shannon McCaffrey 

Associated Press 


ALBANY — Starting next week, 
college-bound New Yorkers will have 
access to interactive cable television 
shows statewide to prep them for 
entrance exams, officials said yester- 
day. The New York Network will offer 
television instructional help to some 2 
million homes for students preparing 
for the Scholastic Aptitude Tests 
(SATs) and other standardized exams. 
The College Board, which develops the 
national exams, is providing the on-air 
instructors for the shows set to begin 
airing on Wednesday of next week. 

The move comes as more students 
turn to technology, like TV and the 
Internet, to augment traditional class- 
room instruction. 

"Distance learning is exploding in 
this country," said Kenneth Hartman, 
director of secondary education for the 
College Board. "This is the way the 
future is headed in education... where 
the classroom comes to the student." 

The New York Network is a division 
of the State University of New York, 
which is also expanding its successful 
Internet degree programs this fall to 
serve 1 .000 students, university offi- 
cials said. 

"We're trying to use our technology 
wherever possible to get the most out 
of our resources," said SUNY 
spokesman Kenneth Goldfarb. "The 


technology that's now out there makes 
distance learning far more effective 
than it was years ago." 

SAT prep courses have been offered 
for years on videos. But the interactive 
format of the television show, which 
allows students from throughout the 
state to call in with questions, is one- 
of-a-kind nationally. Hartman said. He 
added that the slicker, MTV-like style 
in which New York's shows are being 
produced should be more appealing to 
today's high school students than a 
straight teacher in front of a black- 
board lecture. 

A similar program failed in 
Pennsylvania because it was consid- 
ered too dull, Hartman said. 

New York Network Executive 
Director Bill Snyder said the idea to 
offer the TV college prep show sprang 
from the network's offering of Regents 
Review courses through the Teachers 
Center of New York State in the 
spring. 

The debut of the Regents review 
show happened to coincide with a 
public push by state Education 
Commissioner Richard Mills to tough- 
en up Regents standards. Regents 
exams are given to high school stu- 
dents in New York state to test their 
progress and are required for those 
seeking Regents high school diplomas, 
the state's highest standard. 

"The timing bought us some atten- 
tion and the response was really posi- 


tive," Snyder said. 

Teachers providing students help in 
specific Regents subject areas would 
field about 30 questions for each two- 
hour show. Those Regents review 
courses will be offered again in lanuary 
and May in an intensive week-long 
series of shows leading up to the 
exams. Snyder said the new college 
exam-prep classes also fill a need for 
cable programmers who are required 
by federal licensing requirements to 
devote channels to public access, gov- 
ernment and educational program- 
ming. While some stations have 
vibrant local programs underway, 
some stations are left with dead air, 
Snyder said. 

"We saw this vacuum of available 
channel space and we said this is the 
kind of stuff we know how to do," 
Snyder said. 

The college prep shows will be 
offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 
Wednesday nights, making them easy 
to find for students and teachers. In 
addition to covering prep work for the 
SATs, there will also be tips for pass- 
ing the PSAT exam and even advice on 
using the Internet to help choose the 
right college. College-level Advanced 
Placement courses also be provided for 
high school students. Such shows 
could be particularly useful in small 
schools where too few students are 
interested to make offering the AP 
courses practical. 


Lawyer says photo shows 
driver blinded by camera 


By Jocelyn Noveck 
Associated Press 


PARIS — Photos taken minutes 
before Princess Diana's Mercedes 
crashed show her driver "dazzled" by 
a camera flash, a lawyer said yester- 
day. Judicial sources said a new blood 
test confirmed the driver was legally 
drunk. 

Traces of anti-depressants also were 
found in the driver's blood, Europe 1 
radio said. The report could not be 
confirmed, although investigators said 
they had "not ruled out" looking for 
substances other than alcohol. 

What responsibility driver Henri 

Paul may have had in the Aug. 31 

crash that killed him, Diana and her 

beau Dodi Fayed is a key question in 

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Bernard Dartevelle. a lawyer for the 
Fayed family in Paris, said two frames 
from a photographer's roll of film 
seized at the crash site show Paul star- 
tled by a camera flash, Diana's body- 
guard pulling down the sun visor and 
Diana looking out the back at a 
motorcycle headlight. 

The film is being held by police and 
was not made public. Darteville said 
he has had access to it, but could not 
release prints or the name of the pho- 
tographer. 

In an interview in his Paris office, 
he described photos he said were 
"clearly" taken from in front of the 
Mercedes. That would buttress some 
witness accounts that a car or motor- 
cycle was directly in front of Diana's 
car before it crashed, blocking its 
path. 

However, it was not clear precisely 
where on the 1 .8-mile drive the shot 
of the startled driver were taken. 
Earlier photos on the roll showed the 
princess and Fayed getting into the 


Mercedes, and a later picture showed 
the crash scene, he said. 

"The photo taken immediately 
before the first photo of the accident 
shows the Mercedes taken from very 
close." Dartevelle said. 

"One sees very distinctly the driver 
dazzled by a flash," he said. "One sees 
very distinctly the bodyguard, at his 
side, who with a brisk gesture lowers 
the visor to protect himself from the 
flash, and one sees very distinctly 
Princess Diana, turning to look behind 
the vehicle, and one sees very distinct- 
ly the yellow headlight of a motorcy- 
cle." 

Several witnesses have reported see- 
ing a motorcycle with a yellow head- 
light following the Mercedes, he said. 

The only survivor of the crash, 
bodyguard Trevor Rees-)ones. is in a 
Paris hospital recovering from surgery 
and so far ha* been unable tu jspeaji 
with Investigators. 

The French daily Le Figaro quoted 
French investigators Tuesday as saying 
the accident most probably was 
caused "by alcohol and excessive 
speed." 

A third blood test confirmed two 
earlier tests showing the level of alco- 
hol in Paul's bloodstream was well 
above France's legal limit. 

A highly placed judicial source, 
speaking on condition of anonymity, 
said the test showed the alcohol level 
at 1.75 grams per liter of blood. A 
police source described it only as just 
under 1.8 grams. Two earlier tests 
showed a level of 1.75 and 1.82, 
respectively. 

An anti-alcoholism group says a 
level of 1 .75 is the equivalent of drink- 
ing nine shots of whiskey quickly. 

Michael Cole, a London spokesman 
for Al Fayed, said: "We have not seen 
the report and we will be seeking pro- 
fessional advice." If the report that 
Paul had anti-depressants in his blood- 
stream is confirmed, investigators 
could argue that the drugs intensified 
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Wednesday, September 10, 1997 


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The American dream 


What is the American life we 
all live and (hopefully) 
enjoy? 

In particular, what does it mean to 
be an average, middle- class 
American? 

Most of them are nice people, but 
like the middle classes throughout the 
age-, they are beasts of burden and 
they feel the stress. (This is not to 
imply that poorer groups don't have it 
wane)) „^_— — — 

If you think 
"beast of burden" 
it too colorful a 
term, wait until 
you live the life for 
10 years or so. 

Let us say you 
leave college a free 
agent. You have 
some debt, but also 
some family sup- 
port and a diplo- 
ma. You get a 
decent job and life 
is open to you 


"We have declared 
war on full time jobs 
that pay what people 
can really live on, not 
just survive on. Many, 
many people work two 
and three part time 
jobs, trying to make 


things work for their 

Slowly you acquire families. " 


Megan Edwards 


things — posses- 
sions for your 
apartment, a car. 
credit and eventually a spouse. You 
still have freedom and choices. If your 
job (or your spouse) is horrible, you 
can get a new one. You can quit your 
job and let your spouse, savings or 
credit carry you for a while. It is rela- 
tively easy for you to move or even go 
back to college. 

You eventually acquire more things 
— children, newer cars, a larger apart- 
ment, a house. 

At this point, you have very few 
choices. 

You have become established in 
your career and people depend on you. 
You can't afford to start over. Your 
family and your life require all you can 
give, and then some. 

You need — all of the time — we 
need a vacation, honey — the old car is 
past its best — fill needs soccer shoes, 
and how about a better T.V. and 
Nintendo, and when did we last paint 
the house? — and when can we afford 
a new dining room set? How are we 
ever going to pay off the Visa card? 

Then you need time. You spend 
your life working, or trying to keep up 
with the "stuff." or taking care of the 
kids. You love your spouse, but niostl) 
what you do when you're together is 
work, taking care of life. Time when 
you don't feel pressured or tired is 
hard to come by. 


It's hard to stay in love when you 
don't have fun together, and it's hard 
to enjoy your kids when you're con- 
stantly struggling with them — getting 
them dressed, getting them fed. getting 
them to do their homework. People 
generally end up feeling guilty and 
unrewarded. 

It's ■ mistake to say this won't hap- 
pen to you. because this is the 
American life. 
_________ It's also a 

mistake to 
despise this life. 
Most people feel 
they gain more 
than they pay, 
but they wish 
the price didn't 
have to be quite 
so high. 

Why do I say 
this life is partic- 
ularly American, 
and not "mod- 
ern" or "indus- 
trial?" 

Because only 
in America have 
we declared war 
on full time jobs 
for average people, jobs that pay what 
people can really live on, not just sur- 
vive on. Many, many people work two 
and three part time jobs, with no 
health insurance, trying to make things 
work for their families. 

And. did you know, that Americans 
work more hours per year than any 
other top 10 country? Six full weeks 
more than the Germans, who say that 
it's wrong to reduce their standards to 
the lowest one going (in the name of 
the global work force). The crazy bas- 
tards want to raise the rest of the 
world's to theirs. 

In the recent Teamster's strike, peo- 
ple argued over the "true purpose" of 
the strike, and whether or not it was 
"successful." But what seems more 
important is why the strike received so 
much public support. The individuals 
who went out on strike, and the people 
who supported them, were making a 
statement about American iife. 

Frankly, I hope to see more strikes 
in the future, because I don't like see- 
ing people living like rats in corporate 
America's maze. Free time just to live 
and freedom from worry are precious 
commodities that our culture consis- 
tently fails to value — they may lead to 
happiness and strong families, but they 
really aren't profitable. 

Megan Edwards is a UMass student. 


Letters to the Editor 


Calls for security 
at textbook annex 

To the editor: 

Given the security at the textbook 
annex's bag check area, it is no sur- 
prise that 10 backpacks were stolen 
from there in the past week. There is 
no visible security in the bag check 
area. Meanwhile, a campus police 
officer carefully watches the exit to 


make sure that no one steals any of 
the hugely overpriced textbooks. 
Something is wrong here. Obviously, 
it is important to have an officer pre- 
sent to prevent shoplifting. However, 
the annex should also provide security 
for the belongings of the students 
who patronize it. 

The very least that they should do 
is have an annex employee stationed 
at the door to watch the bags. 

Emily Callahan 
Gravson 


Focus on Race 

Next week, the Collegian Editorial page will publish 
a week-long series on racial issues. This is an open 
call for all members of the University community to 
submit opinion pieces on this important subject. 

Editorial can be submitted by email 
lletters@oitvms.oit.umass.edu), fax < 545-1 592). or by 
dropping them off at the Collegian offices in the 
Campus Center basement. 


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Some will be helpful: get involved 
and go to classes. Others will offer 
precious gems like, remember to 
bring a sleeping bag when dealing 
with Whitmore. 

But the one —————————— 

thing you ought 
to keep in mind: 
the average 
freshman will 
date seven dif- 
ferent people 
before leaving 
this University. 

That's right. 
That's an aver- 
age of at least 

one date every semester. You may 
have a dry spell or two. You will 
have the requisite horror date that 
you can regale future generations 
with, but don't despair. UMass 
seems to be a meat-market, with 
people frothing at the mouth. Some 
people are just practically scream- 
ing for sex. Others are just whisper- 


"Even if you went date- 
less in high school, there is 
an excellent chance you 
will find the significant 
other of your dreams here. " 


Seema Gangatirka. 


ing their desire. 

For a moment, put aside the 
usual lecture about pregnancy. 
Forget that one in four people is 
infected with some sort of STD. 
lust think about having a good 
time. 

First you need to figure out what 
you're looking 
— — — — — for. If it's sex 
you want, stock 
up on condoms 
and hit the 
bars. Love, 
you'll discover, 
is a little hard- 
er to find and 
infinitely hard- 
er to hold on 
to. 

Many of you 
came here in anticipation of the 
great romance. Are you the one sit- 
ting in Bio 100, eyes opened wide, 
trying to check out that cute thing 
sitting next to you — or maybe 
your brain is buzzing at the possi- 
bilities of that gorgeous guy living 
down the hall from you. 

Even if you went dateless in high 


school, there is an excellent chance 
you will find the significant other of 
your dreams here. You will discov- 
er that UMass houses almost every 
variety of human possible within its 
inconsistent architecture. 

There are tall people, short peo- 
ple, loud people, quiet people. For 
the Maoists, there is an entire orga- 
nization on campus for you to meet 
other Maoists. Outdoorsy types can 
find their soulmate at any of the 
MASSPirg meetings or on the ski 
slopes with the Ski Club. And if 
you're really looking for someone 
out of this world, there's always the 
Science Fiction Club. Fans of family 
values and abstinence might consid- 
er joining the Republican Club. 

So. the first tip in the search for 
your forever sweetheart is to cruise 
the Campus Center Concourse and 
check out the different organiza- 
tions wooing you. 

Don't be shy about your search. 
Step right up, look desperate and 
be bold. And the thing is. people 
here at UMass are on a hunt. They 
are also looking for the person they 
want to spend the rest of forever 


with. Scary huh? So you are in 
good company. 

But beware of the taken people. 
If someone you meet seems almost 
too good to be true, chances are, he 
or she is taken. Commitment 
doesn't really seem to be a problem 
here at UMass. There are tons of 
engaged people running around this 
campus. But riddle me this, what of 
people who are engage^Tb be 
engaged? Is that a couunitment to 
make a commitment? 

Obviously, these engaged people 
are off the market. But because half 
the UMass population appears to be 
engaged should not discourage you. 
Consider that there are 25,000 peo- 
ple on this campus and you haven't 
even met a tenth of them yet. The 
possibilities are endless. 

lust remember to be careful and 
have a good time. And if in the 
course of your searches, you come 
up with a dud, don't despair. 
Remember, the average freshman 
will date seven people before they 
graduate. 

Seema Gangatirkar is a Collegian 
columnist. 


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Oator. 
Most people don't understand why that light 
comes on when we open the door, but when it's three in the 
morning and you get the urge to polish off that pint of Ben 
& lerry's. aren't we all glad it works? 

Unfortunately, after serving my first stint as a potential 
juror, I realized that many people don't understand that sen- 
tencing a person for a committed crime has much deeper 
ramifications than dusting off a bowl ^^^^^___^^^_ 
of "Chunky Monkey." 

When that little piece of paper 

from the Commonwealth found its 
way to my mailbox summoning me to duty, I realized most 
citizens do not think about the U.S. legal system until they 
have to. 

Frightening point. 

After the baliff makes sure you are not concealing any sort 
of weapon or contraband and the necessary paperwork has 
been submitted, the court shows you a video on the state 
court system. It was a good video: informative, short and to 
the point. As the lights went down, the two dozen faces in 
the humid basement stared at the screen with feigned atten- 
tion — nodding in agreement, as if to say. "Yeah, 1 caught 
the episode of "Law & Order" when that happened." 

When the home-video quality production came to an end 
and the baliff left the room, I knew we were in trouble. The 
woman to my left turned toward me and insisted. "That's 
messed up. This state doesn't know what it's talking about. 
The Supreme ludicial Court isn't in Boston, it's in 
Washington, D.C." 

I tried to tell her that the Supreme ludicial Court is the 
state's highest level court, but she insisted that the only 
"Supreme" court was in D.C. and she saw it two years ago 


Thing that makes you go Hmmmm. 

After speaking with that woman. I was afraid, but I had 
hope. That is. until we were left alone for over an hour 
before being brought up to the court room. In that relatively 
brief period of time. I hid behind my copy of the Boston 
Globe. I was pretending to read Dan Shaugnessy while tun- 
ing my ears into different conversations around th<* room. 
_^^ According to the instructional video we all 
^^ m watched, we were taking part in one of our 

^^- nation's most democratic practices — a jury. 

representing a diverse cross section of soci- 
ety, would collaborate to ensure justice (as prescribed in the 
Constitution) remained intact. 

I don't think "cross section of society" means two college 
students amidst an assortment of white housewives and 
retired men without a single person of color. 

Sorry if you're being tried today but... 

Once we were ushered into the court and seated, the 
judge made his opening remarks. If anyone had extenuating 
circumstances prohibiting them from being selected for the 
case, they were to approach the bench and explain. 

This was the first time any of my peers took interest in 
what was taking place. 

When the moment of truth came and the judge 
announced the members of the pool that were empaneled, 
the courtroom took on the air of "The Price is Right From 
Hell." As each member was called to the stand, each face 
turned dim and pale. 

How can justice be meted out by an apathetic group of 
people who want nothing more than to get the hell out of 
there as quickly as possible? 

Chris Stamm is a Collegian columnist. 


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Arts & Living 


The Massachusetts Daily Collegian 


Page 5 


70's psycho emerges from his old rotten self 


JOHN LYDON 

Psycho's Path 
Virgin 

lohn Lydon — the eternally flip- 
pant and unrepentant Sex Pistol — 
has returned following last year's 
not-so-successful reunion lour with 
an eclectic solo offering, brimming 
with witty, often heart rendering 
tunes. 

Instead of grabbing 
more filthy lucre by 
releasing an uncompli 
cated, bad-attitude 
punk record in defer- 
ence to his days 
spent throwing up in 
airports. Psycho's 
Path (Virgin) is more 
likely to appeal to fans 
of his other highly influential 
band, Public Image Limited. 
Co-produced and performed entire- 
ly by Lydon, the album expresses 
his deeply personal viewpoints with 
a scalpel-like candor — and humor 
— reminiscent of his earlier work, 
yet steers clear of the Pistols' 
nihilistic fury and PIL's deliberately 
dehumanized coldness. 

Musically both thoughtful and 
inventive, Psycho's Path reaffirms 
Lydon's knack for staying well 
ahead of musical trends, constantly 
pushing forward, rather than being 
content to blend in with the rest of 
the pack. "Sun" provides the perfect 
paradigm of this style. Instead of 
formulaic guitar- based sonic bom- 
bast subscribed to by seemingly 
everyone these days. Lydon uses toi- 
let paper rolls and cardboard boxes 
to shape a futuristic pop-ambient 
melody around mournfully 
restrained vocals. 

Overall then, a complex and 
intriguing record that reveals more 
of itself with multiple listens. A sur- 
prising treat. A- (Marty Keane) 



•One 


TIM O'BRIEN 

When No One's Around 
Sugar Hill Records 

Recently released just before his 
Aug. 24 show at the Iron Horse, 
Tim O'Brien's new album is a 
soothing, comfortable listening 
experience. While it will, certainly 
never be considered revolutionary 
music, even in the elusive 
singer- songwriter sense, 
it is a meritorious and 
[ compelling effort. 

Like most 

singer-songwriter 
albums these days, 
this one embraces 
folk and country 
influences. O'Brien _so 
expresses Celtic tinges on 
Drop Of Rain," which was 
written with Hal Ketchum and fea- 
tures bright vocal harmonies 
between O'Brien, Ketchum, and fid- 
dler Andrea Zonn. One of the disc's 
highlights, "Love Is Pleasin'," also 
utilizes a Celtic taste with an uplift- 
ing fiddle style indicative of the 
genre, played by O'Brien himself. 

The artist also has a genuine love 
for gospel as is shown in the singing 
style of "Out On The Rollin' Sea." a 
traditional piece with a calypso feel 
to boot. He lets his country 
two-steppin' sell come to light on 
"How Come I Ain't Dead." Later 
on, O'Brien evokes the feeling of 
this time of year with the slow, 
steel-guitar-tinged "First Days Of 
Fall." 

When No One's Around is the 
type of album that you'll often find 
from Sugar Hill, a label that special- 
izes in easy- going singer-song- 
writer discs. B (loshua Boyd) 

Talk Show 

Talk Show 

(Atlantic Records) 


Is film a legitimate art? 


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)ust over a hundred years ago, 
when the Lumiere Brothers first 
introduced the world to the wonders 
of filmmaking, an extraordinary new 
art form was thus created. Movies 
have undergone countless changes 
throughout this century. With new 
genres constantly emerging, studios 
have risen and fallen, and stars have 
both been made and lost. Amidst all 
this chaos concerning film's position 
in pop culture, where does film lie 
as a respected form 
of high art, and 
does it have any 
right to be regarded 


which each work together to create 
a whole. 

There are traces of choreography 
and painting within a film context. 
The director must stage his actor-, 
in the most aesthetic manners, cre- 
ating beauty in their movements 
and actions. A frame must also im- 
properly formatted so that it fits 
smoothly within the camera's lens. 
Colors must be strengthened or 
dulled depending on the director's 

intentions and 

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John Lydon, one of punk's true pioneers, returns with a more restrained 
album. 

founding, yet it still manages to 
answer one question unequivocally. 
What it proves, and to no end, is 
just how bland and unoriginal the 
Stone Temple Pilots are without 
Weiland. Admittedly not a gifted 
lyricist and singer himself, 
Weiland's abstract mumbo-jumbo 
sound brilliant when compared to 
Coutts' banal contributions to Talk 
Show. Possessed with a second-rate 
hair metal voice, he sounds 


For those who were wondering 
what would become of alt- rock's 
ultimate guilty pleasure — Stone 
Temple Pilots — without the 
oft-troubled Weiland, the answer 
has arrived in the form of Talk 
Show. 

Comprised of the three "other" 
Pilots — Eric Kretz, Robert and 
Dean DcLeo — along with newcom- 
er Dave Coutts, Talk Show's 
self-titled debut is altogether con- 


Turn to TRAX, page 6 


as such in the first place? 

Film can be examined or ana- 
lyzed on numerous levels, yet what 
separates it from other art forms is 
its distinction from popular media. 
There is a tremendous element of 
respect associated with artistic 
forms such as theater, dance, 
music, etc. However, film is not 
usually placed on this platform and. 
far too often, is regarded as a low 
art form. This is perhaps true, as a 
result of the simple notion of loca- 
tion and where one can witness an 
artistic event. Respectable "high" 
art forms including theater, opera, 
or classical orchestrated music are 
usually held in attractive auditori- 
ums. The audience is well dressed 
for the event and understands the 
social codes of theater going, such 
as when to clap or the appropriate 
time to exit the theater. 

Film, on the other hand, is 
viewed in movie theaters, in most 
cases. Movie theaters are big build- 
ings with brand name logos, and 
are most likely found near or in 
shopping malls. One doesn't need 
to get well-dressed for a movie, or 
spend $75 for a ticket. Going to a 
movie doesn't require a tremendous 
amount of effort. These reasons, to 
name just a few, symbolize the hier- 
archy of cultural art forms. Film 
was once regarded as the seventh of 
these art forms. Today, I feel film 
has surpassed these imposed limita- 
tions and has risen above its unfor- 
tunate placement as a low brow 
form of entertainment. 

In many ways, film is merely the 
combination of all the other artistic 
formats. There are elements of each 
that make filmmaking possible as 
well as innovative and intriguing. In 
fact, there are so many intricate 
details involved within filmmaking, 
that can be looked at as specific cre- 
ative endeavors, including lighting, 
production design, costumes, etc. 
Many of these aspects can be found 
in theater and photography but 
within the element of film they can 
be recreated as unique entities 

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must be carefully displayed to bring 
about the highest quality possible. 
Music is also an integral aspect to 
filmmaking. Even before sound 
films were created, movie houses 
were accompanied by live pianists 
or in some cases full orchestras. No 
genre of music needs to be left out 
from a film, depending of course on 
how well it fits in to the films con- 
text. Although orchestrated music is 
the well-known accompaniment to 
a movie, country and rock have 
recently been popping up in order 
to help sell soundtracks. 

There are more obvious reflec- 
tions of other art form's similarities 
to film, acting and photography 
being the most notable. Yet, film is 
its own cultural entity and deserves 
the respect therefor given to these 
other arts. The current rise in inde- 
pendent films and art house the- 
aters have served as a pleasant 
reminder of the classic movie hous- 
es of long ago. Film is a complicat- 
ed portion of popular culture and 
should be enjoyed on its many dif- 
ferent levels. What is important 
however, is how film in general is 
regarded, not as a low art, but as an 
important system of creativity and 
technological know how. 

Film is finally receiving proper 
academic attention as an area of 
research, discipline and study. 
Universities are beginning to 
understand how certain cinema 
periods throughout history reflect 
progressive movement, or demon- 
strate the societal customs and 
norms of that time period. 
Directors must have an unprece- 
dented knowledge of their fields in 
order to create extraordinary film 
art. Of course there will be good 
films and bad films, but yet are 
there not good and bad found in all 
art criticism, some plays or paint- 
ings are always going to better than 
others. Film is art as well as a col- 
laboration of art and one day the 
world will acknowledge this. 

Adam Levine is a Collegian 
columnist. 



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laugh-out-loud awful throughout 
most of this abysmal collection of 
songs. Think of them as a new and 
more alternative Bon Jovi for the 
'90s, minus |on, of course. D- 
(M.K.) 

ECHO A THE BUNNYMEN 

Evergreen 
London 

Echo & The Bunnymen return 
from a decade-long absence in tri- 
umph, ditching the ill-conceived 
Electrafixtion version of the 
Bunnymen for the real deal. 
Evergreen (London) is another 
stunning reminder that Ian 
McCulloch has released a near-per- 


fect catalog of pop music since first^ 
donning his Navy pea coal in the 
late '70s. 

Here, McCulloch reunites with 
original Bunnymen Will Sergeant 
(guitar) and Les Pattinson (bass) for 
a reunion album full of bravado 
("Don't Let It Get You Down"), 
humility ("Nothing Lasts Forever"), 
and hope (Til Fly Tonight"). 
Matched with Sergeant's 
Eastern-influenced guitar washes 
and Pattinson's rock-solid bass 
foundation. Evergreen is a roller- 
coaster of emotional confessions, 
most fully articulated on the stand- 
out "Just A Touch Away." 

Welcome back, indeed. B+ 
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Jordan promotes line of sportswear & shoes 


soccer 


By Skip Wollenberg 
Associated Press 


NEW YORK — Michael lordan 
plans to keep a fresh imprint on bas- 
ketball after his playing deys are over 
by overseeing a line of sneakers and 
apparel bearing his name for his 
longtime sponsor Nike Inc. 

The Chicago Bulls superstar has 
already added millions of dollars to 
Nike's bottom line, as well as his own 
bank account, with sales over the 
past 13 years of his signature Air 
Jordan shoes and clothing. 

But with the end of Ionian's career 
possibly only a few years away, the 
nation's biggest athletic shoe mar- 
keter has come up with a way for 
lordan to keep his hand in the game 
and his image on the shoes worn on 
court. 

lordan will run a broadened lordan 
brand of basketball shoes and cloth- 
ing that will not only include the Air 
lordan line but other models that will 
be designed especially for other pro 
players picked by Jordan. 

"I have been involved in the design 
of everything I have worn from Nike 
since we began our relationship in 
1984," Jordan said Tuesday. "The 
launch of the Jordan brand is simply 
an extension of that process." 

The first Jordan brand collection 
debuts in November, and lordan said 
introductions will be timed for a 
Saturday so children won't miss 
school to get them. He said shoes in 
the lordan line will be priced as low 


as $90 to make them more afford- 
able. 

The most expensive shoe sold by 
the new Nike division will be the 
$150 Air Jordan, which has a 3-D 
hologram on the heel and quilting on 
the sides. 

lordan told a news conference at 
New York's Niketown store, where 
some of his new fashions were mod- 
eled, that he expects to be heavily 
involved in designing the shoes and 
apparel. He said that will be an outlet 
for his creative ambitions and com- 
petitiveness. 

In addition to Jordan, other play- 
ers wearing the Jordan brand this 
season will include Eddie Jones of 
the Los Angeles Lakers, Vin Baker 
and Ray Allen of the Milwaukee 
Bucks, Michael Finley of the Dallas 
Mavericks, and Derek Anderson of 
the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jordan 
brand will also be worn by teams at 
three colleges — Cincinnati. St. 
John's and North Carolina A&T. 

The shoes and apparel ranging 
from sweatshirts and shorts to hats 
will feature the Jumpman logo — a 
silhouette of Jordan stretched to the 
maximum as he drives to dunk a bas- 
ketball through the hoop. 

The financial terms of the deal 
with Jordan were not disclosed but 
people familiar with it said it includes 
royalty payments based on sales. 

Jordan is already tops among ath- 
letes in endorsement fees. The Sports 
Marketing Letter estimated his 
endorsement deals — ranging from 


Wheaties cereal. Ballpark Franks and 
Gatorade to Hanes underwear. 
Rayovac batteries and Bijan fra- 
grances — should generate $40 mil- 
lion this year. 

That includes an estimated $17 
million to $18 million from Nike for 
the Air Jordan line alone, the newslet 
ter's publisher Brian Murphy said. 

Golfer Tiger Woods is second with 
about $25 million in endorsement 
earnings lined up for this year, 
according to the newsletter. 

Jordan's endorsement total is in 
addition to the $33 million he will 
make playing basketball for the Bulls 
this year. That makes him the high- 
est-paid athlete in team sports as 
well. 

Asked on NBC's "Today" show on 
Tuesday morning whether this season 
would be his last. Jordan said "I don't 
think so." 


Jordan, who has led the Bulls to 
five NBA championships in the 
1990s, said the most important thing 
right now is a sixth title. "I think we 
are going to win again and go for 
seven," he said. 

Nike is a heavyweight in the shoe 
business as well. It accounted for 
about 58 percent of the $1.3 billion 
market for basketball shoes last year, 
according to Diane Daggatt. analyst 
for the securities firm Dain Bosworth 
in Seattle. 

She said Nike hopes the broadened 
lordan line would help it capture 90 
percent of the basketball market by 
the year 2000. "It's good positioning 
for Nike to feature lordan separate- 
ly," she said. 

The Air Jordan line alone generates 
about $250 million in shoe and 
apparel sales a year, Nike officials 
say. 


football 


hockey 


continued from page 10 

Yet he reported to camp in excel- 
lent physical and mental shape. 

He appeared as enthusiastic as 
rookies like Thornton, who was born 
the year the Bruins drafted Bourque 
in the first round. 

"1 don't know how you're sup- 
posed to feel when you're 36," 
Bourque said, "but I feel great, and, 
as long as I'm still enjoying it and 
doing the job, there's no reason 1 
should feel any other way. It's just 
fun being around young guys." 

Veterans joined rookies, who 
reported last Thursday, for the club's 
first full-squad workout under new 
coach Pat Burns, who is just nine 
years older than Bourque. 

Bourque was 18 when he was 
drafted on Aug. 9. 1979. Boston's 
last three first-round choices are 
amazed at what he is still doing more 
than 18 years later. 

"I think the guy's never going to 
slow down." said defenseman Kyle 


McLaren, the Bruins' top pick in 
1995. "I think he can play maybe five 
more years." 

"I'm sure he hasn't really changed 
from when he was an 18-year-old to 
what he is now," said defenseman 
lohnathan Aitken, the team's No. 1 
choice in 1996. "I consider myself 
fortunate to play beside an athlete 
like him." 

Then there's 18-year-old Thornton, 
the first pick in the entire 1997 draft 
and the high-scoring forward the 
Bruins hope to rebuild around. He 
met Bourque for the first time 
Monday night. 

"He came up and introduced him- 
self and 1 was really excited. He 
seems like a really good guy," 
Thornton said. 

Bourque recalls the year he was 
the Bruins first-round pick. He joined 
veterans Wayne Cashman, Brad Park, 
lean Ratelle and Gerry Cheevers in 
his first camp. 


continued from page 1 

But yet, they still beat BC. 

I don't really know what to say 
about the Eagles. I felt kind of 
bad picking on them like I did last 
year. And yet, they just continue 
to make themselves whipping 
boys. When you play a team that 
averages less than 5,000 fans, 
despite being a member of the Big 
East, and you're breaking in a new 
coach after a year of scandal and a 
program slipping away, the least 
you can do is win. 

I mean, the Eagles must have 
seen the schedule in the summer 
and thought, "Okay, we open 
against Temple. At least we'll start 


off the right foot." 

The way things are looking over 
at the Heights, it's beginning to 
look like they might never get off on 
the right foot again. 

Tomorrow night's game... 
Alabama at Vanderbilt 

If you stay in and watch this 
game, I'm worried about you. I'm 
not kidding. Vanderbilt will never 
be good. Ever. |ust go out. and try 
and forget they ever scheduled this 
for national T.V. If we stick togeth- 
er, we can get through this. 

Luke Meredith is a Collegian 
columnist. 


continued from page 10 

midfielders, but I think we're doing a 

pretty good job," Bartlett said. 

"The more we play, the more we're 
connecting better as the season is 
going along," Lecot said, who played 
for the University of Maine last season. 
"We're beginning to mold together. 
Whett I was in Maine, we had to be- 
strong defensively, so we had a lot of 
players back. 

"Most of the time, I was left alone 
upfront, and now I have more support. 
I love it here, and I've always looked 
up to UMass as a great school. I'm so 
happy I'm here." 

After Bartlett 's goal at the 13:27 
mark, Lecot got on the board with 
sheer hustle, beating Fitzmauricc and 
sophomore defender Lauren Lustig to 
a ball at the lop of the penalty box, 
with her chip just rolling over the 
goalline for the 2-0 lead. Rutherford 
blasted a shot high in the corner right 
of Fitzmauricc at the 15:15 mark for 
the 3-0 score, with assists going to 


Bartlett and Lecot. 

Iverson and Rutherford capiiali/ol 
on a scramble in the penalty area, with 
Rutherford sending a short cross m 
from the left side of the box, and 
Iverson beautifully heading in the 
fourth goal of the game lor UMass. 

The magic of the comer kick contin- 
ued for the Minutewomen. and Smith 
one- touched Kurowski's comer on the 
far post for the rapidly escalating 5-0 
lead. 

After a hard collision between 
Fitzmauricc and Bartlett, which 
knocked her out of the game. Green 
took advantage of the ensuing anarchs 
that followed with a seeing eye goal 
from a tough angle to the right of the 
goal lor the 6-0 score. Lecot finished 
off the scoring, and alter ;i leoopd hall 
where Rudy was able to give some fit 
ness time to sophomores Cindy 
Garceau and Kjic Webb, who run. 
been out due to injuries. UMass rolled 
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you. you probably have not 
checked out our house. 
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Sept. 9, 10, 11 at 8pm. 
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N. Pleasant St. For info or 
a ride call Kendra at 549- 
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needed. Apply in person at 
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Kai Chi Restaurant 

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within. Route 9, 335 
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Grocery Shopper to 

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family. Looking for individ- 
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at Bread and Circus and 
deliver 1-2 times weekly. 
Must have own car and be 
dependable. Some knowl- 
edge of Kosher food help- 
fuf Flat rate preferred. 
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Cooks Wanted 

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necessary. Apply immedi- 
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Must be 21+. For further 
information respond to 
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Mother's Helper 

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Care Provider Needed 

Monday thru Friday 8:30- 
5:30. Two children 
Amherst home Good pay. 
Nice family. Own car. Love 
for children. Non-smoking. 
Call evenings. Leave voice 
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Press 1.256-6006 

Personal Care 

Attendant for male quad. 
Morning, evening, and 
overnight. $7.85 per hour. 
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Full Time Day Delivery 
or Kitchen Help Wanted 

30-40 hrs/week. Apply at 
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Drivers and Kitchen 
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work 30 hours per week. 
Flexible hours. Apply at 
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Part-Time 

Administrative 

Assistant 

Clerical position in small 
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preferred. Competitve 
salary. Send letter and 
resume to: CC-CS, 446 
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Watch batteries, ear 
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Greek life — The sisters of 
Alpha Chi Omega would like 
to invite all University women 
to attend an open house from 
6-7 p.m. for open rush, at 38 
Nutting Ave.. Amherst 
(behind the Visitor's Center). 
Any questions, call Danika at 
549- 6070. 

Meeting — The UMass 
Poetry Society will hold its 
Rrsl meeting of the semester 
at 7 p.m. in Campus Center, 
room 1 65. Everyone is wel- 
come. Bring your own work 
or someone else's or just 
come and listen. Call Tim at 
546- 08 1 9 or Kave at 
548-8042. 

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 11 


Greek life — The sisters of 
Alpha Chi Omega would like 
to invite all University women 
to attend a patio party from 
5-7 p.m. for open rush, at 38 
Nutting Ave., Amherst 
(behind the Visitor's Center). 
Any questions, call Danika at 
549- 6070. 

Greek life — Sigma Delta 
Tau will hold open fall rush 
from 6-8 p.m. at 409 North 
Pleasant St. 

Yoga — An Introduction to 
Yoga & Meditation (lecture 
and practical experience) by 


Dada Anantananda will be 
held in the Campus Center, 
room 904-08 at 7 p.m. Free 
admission. Sponsored by the 
Ananda Morga Yoga & 
Meditation Society. 


FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 


Meeting — A Welcoming 
Reception for South Asian 
students will be held at 5 
p.m. in the Durfee 
Conservatory, behind the 
public health building. 
Everyone is welcome. Free 
ethnic food. 


NOTICES 


Auditions — The UMass 
Theatre Guild and University 


Productions & Concert will be 
holding auditions for the fall 
musical production of The 
Who's Tommy Friday, Sept. 
12 at 7 p.m. in the Campus 
Center, room 162. Auditions 
will also be held Saturday, 
Sept. 1 3 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
in the Campus Center, room 
162. Call backs are Sunday, 
Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Audition 
pieces will be provided. For 
questions call 545-0415 or 
545-2892. 

Blood drive — Come and 
help the American Red Cross 
meet the challenge of provid- 
ing a safe and available blood 
supply for all those who need 
it by donating blood at the 
UMass Fall Kick-Off Blood 
Drives. Donations can be 


made Sept. 1 1 from 9:30 
a.m. -3:30 p.m. on the first 
floor of the Campus Center. 
Donors can make an appoint- 
ment by calling (800) 
462-2229. Walk-ins are wel- 
come. 

Internships — 

Environmental internships 
offered. Campaigns this 
semester include: Hunger and 
Homelessness, Pesticides, 
Endangered Species, Updated 
Bottle Bill, and Campaign 
Finance Reform. Looking for 
motivated students to take 
leadership positions. Call 
MassPIRG at 545-0199 or 
stop by 423A Student Union. 

Library tours — The Du 
Bois Library will be hosting 
orientation tours Sept. 10-12. 


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and 2:30 p.m. daily. Come, 
visit and get to know the 
library. 

Student government — 
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Undergraduate Student 
Senate will be made available 
in the Student Government 
Association office, located in 
the Student Union, room 420. 
Nominations open today at 10 
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You are heading for something you 
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is important to listen to what oth- 
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The Massachusetts, 


UF, UW 
show they're 
for real 

Didn't I tell you Washington was 
good? 

Their 42-20 spanking of BYU, in 
Provo, told the college football world 
that the Huskies are for real. 

Didn't I tell you Florida was still 
good? 

By beating Central Michigan 82-6 
(apparently Eastern and Western 
Michigan couldn't make it). Florida 
proved that running up the score on 
rinky-dinky programs is still one of 
Steve Spurrier's favorite ways to 
spend a Saturday. 


Minutewomen jump out early, crush URI Rams 7-0 

.1 w: a ...... ., ... ..t Ci'nrina threat. 


By Jorma Kansonan 

Collegian Starr 



(I can see Stunning Steve shaking 
the other coaches hand after the 
game, like a Marine, and going 
"Yeah, nice game. For a bunch of 
chicks.") 

What about Syracuse, huh? Didn't 
I tell you they'd get off to a fast start? 
Uhh, oh yeah. Well, they're not too 
good, I guess. Donovan McNabb has 
cool hair, though. That has to count 
for something. 

Well, there's my sleeper, 
Wisconsin. They won this week, 
right? 

Yep. they squeaked by that power- 
house. Boise St. (not to be confused 
with late-1960's juggernaut Boise 
Tech, or the always sneaky Boise 
Teacher's College). Their monumen- 
tal 28-24 win tells me they'll be Top 
Ten in no time. 

There's a reason sleepers got 
their name. They're not supposed 
to be good, but you hope they 
sneak out a few wins and make you 
look like you know what you're 
talking about. Sometimes it works 
out. 

And sometimes, sleepers keep 
sleeping. In my case, it seems as 
though Syracuse and Wisconsin will 
be napping right through bowl sea- 
ion. Oh well. 


Hey, didn't you guys used to be 
good? 

Notre Dame looked to have it 
made on Saturday. There was the 
jacked-up home crowd, bolstered by 
the addition of 20,000 seats in the 
grandest old field in the land. There 
was the fired up new head coach, in 
his first game of what many hope is a 
legacy. There was the fired-up senior 
quarterback trying to prove his critics 
wrong. 

Throw in Georgia Tech, a suitable 
sacrificial lamb, and all signs point- 
ing to an Irish thrashing that would 
end with the band playing the alma 
mater over and over and streams of 
|. Crew-clad rich white kids scream- 
ing "Let's get hammered, boss!" and 
raging well Into the South Bend 
night. 

Well, they did win, but it was 
hardly the victory Bob Davie had 
hoped for in his inaugural game as 
coach of the Fighting Irish. 
Sneaking past Georgia Tech 17-13 
late in the fourth quarter, at home, 
is not the way to move up the 
polls, especially in the "Run up the 
score so we can impress those AP 
voters" 90's. Ron Powlus was. 
well, Ron Powlus, which is never 
good, and there just wasn't much 
of that old Notre Dame around. It 
looks like another disappointing 
year is ahead of them. Put it this 
way: if Rudy was on the team now. 
he'd play. Not all the time, but 
he'd play. 

The "Friendt of the Program" Inside 
Tip of the Week... 

My housemate Dave weighs in 
with this week's pick. Dave tells me 
that North Carolina, a 13 point 
favorite at home against Stanford, is 
the lock of the week, and I agree 
with him Mack Brown will have the 
troops running extra laps after they 
only managed 23 points against a 
weak Indiana team last week, so look 
for a breakout game from a team 
that could make a run for an 
Alliance bid. 

Booty Schwag of the Week Award... 

You know, I thought I could bury 
it. I though it could retire with the 
grace and dignity associated with the 
schwag, and avoid any Willie Mays, 
1973 Mets-esque ugliness. 1 wanted 
to leave the schwag on top. 

Leave it to Boaton College to drag 
it back to the bottom. 

Let's try to put in perspective 
exactly what happened Saturday in 
Veterans Stadium. 
BCloat to Temple. 28-21. 
Temple. 
28-21. 

Before Saturday. Temple was 5-40 
under Ron Dickeraon. The Big East 
told Temple that if they didn't meet 
certain performance standards, 
they'd be kicked out of the confer- 
ence. That's how bad they are. 


In the grand scheme of life, some- 
times you will see something occur 
right before your eyes, and it is just too 
good to be real. Whether it is a good or 
bad thing, that certain "something" 
happens, and it totally knocks you off 
your feet. 

On a sun-splashed Totman Field 
yesterday afternoon, the No. 14 
Massachusetts women's soccer team 
had seven of those certain somethings, 
obliterating the University of Rhode 
Island by a 7-0 score. After a 3-2 loss 
to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 champi- 
onship game last season, the 
Minutewomen (3-0) have reassumed 
head honcho status in the conference, 
with yesterday's match against the 
Rams (1- 2) beginning their confer- 
ence schedule. 

Seven of those certain something 
were a good thing for UMass, with the 
team not showing any letup after a 
close 2- 1 win over Michigan last 
Friday, lunior forward Sophie Lecot (2 
goals, 1 assist), from Gatineau. Que., 
supplied her own je ne sais quoi, 
notching a goal and a assist, scoring 
the final goal of the match at the 43:45 
mark on the far post off of a corner 
kick by sophomore Emma Kurowski. 

Also, freshman Brooke Bartlett (1 
goal. 2 assists) scored her first goal for 
UMass, and the first of the game with 
a right-footed shot from 12 yards out, 
beating freshman goalkeeper Julia 
Fitzmaurice low to her left. However, 
it was almost the entire Minutewoman 
squad that got into the scoring action, 
with Kurowski (3 assists), senior Liz 
Rutherford (1 goal, 1 assist), senior 
Erica Iverson (1 goal), junior Robin 
Smith, and freshman Kara Green (1 
goal) all getting into the scoring col- 
umn. 

Seven of those certain something 
were a bad thing for the Rams, with 
UMass outshooting URI by a 28-0 
margin — in the first half alone. The 
Rams came into the match with two 
good losses, allowing only four goals in 
defeats to New Hampshire and 
Providence. 

For UMass coach |im Rudy, years of 
a Dutch-style, possession 'til you drop 
style of play has evolved into a knock- 
out punch style of offense with the 
speediness and goal scoring touch of 


his midfielders and forwards. 

In this game, Rudy took apafefron 
the Michigan book, and it worked out 
for his team, and more obviously, the 
scoreline. 

"The way I look at it is that we got a 
chance to do those things we saw 
Michigan do to us," Rudy said about 
this game, which tied the mark of the 
most goals scored in a match in his 
tenure at UMass. "We saw it on video- 


tape, thev emulated it in practice, and 
we trained at it yesterday, which was 
target work, getting balls played up 
and getting a lot of people involved. 

"They were known before this as a 
pretty defensive side, but we moved the 
ball too quickly for them to do it, and 
that was the point. We played more 
towards the speed that we would like 
to play this year. We're getting there." 

Both Bartlett and Lecot are new- 


comers to the Minutewoman squad, 
but the forwards on this team are 
already beginning to gel. In a sense, the 
frontline is beginning to resemble 
English football's 1996 Newcastle 
United squad, who possessed three 
high-scoring international forwards 
(England's Alan Shearer and Les 
Ferdinand, and Columbia's Faustino 
Asprilla), than the UMass teams' of the 
recent past who only provided one true 


scoring threat. 

"I'm excited about the goal, but I 
only wished 1 could have got more," 
Bartlett said about her first collegiate 
goal. "I think that a lot of the forwards 
get along real well, and we are already 
beginning to know each other's style. 

"We have a lot of talent upfront, and 
we just have to connect more with the 


Turn to SOCCER, page 7 



Sophomore f„™a,d. and UMa* leading scorer, Emm, Ko,owsKi notched three as*., in y^e-dav-s 7-0 win ove, Rhode ls,.nd at Totman F ieM. 


New ball boy for the Minutewomen? 


In my four years at this university, I 
have taken the necessary steps to 
accordingly train myself in the popular 
medium that I'm now presented upon 
before your very enfranchised eyes — 
the newspaper business. 

From covering various sports with 
various degrees of success for various 
newspapers in various countries (well, 
actually, only two countries... so work 
with me here, people), while also quite 
often taking the photographic route to 
balance my resume, I have begun to 
think that this is the right career deci- 
sion for myself. 


junction with one another. With this 
being the third game of the season, the 
offensive production for the 
Minutewomen is evenly spread out 
through the entire lineup. 

Last year's A- 10 Rookie of the 
Year, sophomore Emma Kurowski has 
taken the spot she held at the end of 
last season, and is the team's leading 
scorer once again ( 3 goals, 4 assists. 1 
points). Kurowski is alreadv on a pace 
to eclipse her 1 99b scoring tnarkj29 


points), and she has plenty of scoring 
help in Sophie lecot (7 points). Robin 
Smith (5 points) and Kara Green to 
rely upon this MM0O. 

And with their A- 10 schedule con- 
tinuing this weekend against Duquesne 
and St. Bonaventure. I just might be a 
ball boy once again... and you can be 
m\ ball "person," if you want to show 

up 
lorma Kansanen is a Collegian 

columnist. 


Minutewomen battle BC 


By Casey Kane 

Collegian Staff 


Turn to fOOTtAU. page 7 


Jorma tvansanen 

Yet, after yesterday's 7-0 shellack- 
ing of the University of Rhode Island 
Rams at the hands of the No. 14 
Massachusetts women's soccer team, 
where I once again had the chance to 
snap some photographs (do ya like 
photography, eh? Photographs, eh? 
Nudge, nudge, say no more), I have 
begun to question this career decision. 
Simply said. I want to be a ball boy, 
and you can be my ball... woman? 
Hah, nudge, nudge. . . say no more. 

While staking my photo area out 
behind the Rams' goal (1 had to do 
some serious wrestling — yeah right 
— with the Fanatic 40 and even worse, 
soccer parents). I unknowingly became 
a ball boy. After a first half that saw 
UMass outshoot URI by a inconceiv- 
able 28-0 margin, with seven of those 
shots becoming goals of the quite pho- 
tographic variety. I was almost more 
busy throwing the soccer balls back 
out on to the pitch than doing my 
duty. 

From goal kicks to free kicks to cor- 
ner kicks, 1 became one with the "ball 
boy," or should I say "ball person." 
mindset, with a sort of bonding occur- 
ring between me, the referee and one 
of the "ball persons" who roamed the 
far sideline. By the end of the half, and 
1 did actually count this statistic in my 
oh so statistical brain, I saved more 
shots on goal than the Rams' starting 
keeper, Julia Fitzmaurice (eight shots 
for me, and six shots for her). 
Really I'm not kidding. 
UMass came out onto The Field 
Formerly Known As NoPE (before 
being dedicated as Totman Field, it 
was known as Northern Physical 
Education), firing on all cylinders yes- 
terday afternoon, and with a new 
offensive scheme that involved every 
Minutewoman player this side of the 
Wachusett Reservoir 

After making Michigan black and 
blue with a close 2-1 win last Friday 
afternoon at a packed Totman Field, 
UMass took a page from the Maize 
and Blue, and used their experienced 
defense and speedy frontline in con- 



In the last 15 years the 
Massachusetts field hockey team 
has racked up some impressive 
numbers against Boston College 
— most notable of which is the 
win total. 

Pam Hixon, who left UMass to 
become the full-time U.S. 
National team) 


coach, has 13 
victories against 1 
the Eagles. 

Megan Donnelly, 
who served as 
t h e 

Minutewoman 
coach while 
Hixon concen- 
trated on the 


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tie trouble in the offensive pro- 
duction category in its season 
opener, a 8-1 clinic of a win over 
California that saw four different 
UMass scorers. 

lunior Erica lohnston opened 
her year with a four-goal effort 
against the Golden Bears, while 
sophomore Christine Millbauer 
tallied the first two of her career. 
Senior forward and co-captain 
m C o u r t n e y 


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L'M ass Held Hockey 

Massachusetts 

vs. 

Boston College 

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199b Summer 
Olympics, has two. 

Today at 3:30 p.m., new UMass 
coach Patty Shea will try to add 
her name to that list, as the BC 
Eagles visit town for a showdown 
at Richard F. Garber Field. 

Boston College is putting the 
pressure on, coming to Amherst 
riding a two-game win streak that 
has seen the Eagles score five 
goals in each contest. 

In the BC Field Hockey 
Tournament, Southwest Missouri 
State fell, 5-1, while BC beat La 
Salle, 5-0. 

The Eagles scoring power has 
come in the form of Andrea 
Durko and lulianne Marrone. The 
tandem has combined for seven of 
the team's 10 goals on the year. 

Marrone, a sophomore for- 
ward, pocketed a pair against 
Southwest Missouri and one goal 
in the second game; Durko, a 
senior forward, tallied one in the 
first game and three against La 
Salle. 
Massachusetts, though, had lit - 


eld 3: JO p.m 

tougnercriallenge for UMass, as 


Mac Lean scored 
once, and junior 
Vicky Browne 
collected her 
first tally as a 
Minutewoman. 

Sunday's game 
against Michigan 
State proved a 


the Minutewomen were only able 
to muster two goals to the 
Spartans' three, lohnston and 
Browne each scored for UMass. 

A deciding factor in the MSU 
game was the fact that it was 
UMass' second game in as many 
days. Those physical limitations, 
as well as the desire to repeat the 
previous day's performance, trans- 
lated into mixed results for the 
team. 

It was in the last 15 minutes of 
the game, though, that the players 
and Shea alike noticed a change. 

"I asked them what the differ- 
ence was in the last 15 minutes," 
Shea said Sunday. "They said they 
felt a sense of urgency. I told them 
they should feel that right at the 
beginning. Now they know the 
kind of emotion and urgency they 
need to have right at the start." 

And that emotion, intensity, 
drive and urgency will be a neces- 
sity if the Minutewomen are to 
give Shea her first win over the 
Eagles. 


Bourque returns to the Bruins 


By Howard Ulman 

Associated Press 


Senior defender Amy Burrill and the UMass defense spent more time 
serving soccer balls then defending them in their 7-0 win over URI yester 
day afternoon. 


/ 


WILMINGTON, Mass. — On the 
eve of his 19th training camp with 
the Boston Bruins, Ray Bourque 
introduced himself to highly touted 
rookie loc Thornton. 

"He said. I'm Ray,' " Thornton 
recalled with a laugh. "I'm like, Oh, 
you don't need to say that to me. I 
think 1 know that already.' " 

Who doesn't? 

Coming off another strong season 
with no plans for retirement, the five- 
time Norris Trophy winner remains 


one of the NHL's best defensemen. 
But he took part in his first training 
camp practice Tuesday morning still 
trying to satisfy one of his harshest 
critics — himself. 

"I've got to prove myself every year 
that 1 still belong." he said. "I'm real- 
ly a perfectionist. I'm hard to please 
and I just answer to myself." 

He is a sure Hall of Famer and the 
highest scorer in Bruins history. But 
he'll turn 37 in December and. since 
the Bruins missed the playoffs last sea- 
son for the first time in 30 years, prob- 
ably will never win a Stanley Cup. 

Turn to HOCKEY, page 7 


DAILY COLLEGIAN 




Volume CVII Issue 7 


Wake up and 
smell the coffee 


aStudents are 
flocking to coffee 
houses. Is the 
attraction more 
than coffee? Check 
inside to see what 
we found out (see 
Arts & Living, page 
5). 


UMass clips Hawks 


Behind a strong 
performance from 
Ola Gerisamova, 
the Massachusetts 
women's tennis 
team beat Hartford 
7-0 in the season 
opener. Get the 
scoop (see Sports, 
page 14). 


WORLD 


Cuba announces arrest 
in hotel explosions 

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cuba 
announced yesterday that it had 
arrested a Salvadoran man for a 
series of hotel blasts in Havana 
that killed an Italian business- 
man, and accused a Miami- 
based exile group of being 
behind the bombings. 

The Cuban Interior Ministry 
identified the suspect as Raul 
Ernesto Cruz Leon and 
announced his arrest on a gov- 
ernment television station, 
according to a dispatch from 
the official Cuban news agency 
Prensa Latina, monitored in 
Mexico City. 

The ministry also accused the 
Cuban American National 
Foundation — bitter opponents 
of Cuban leader Fidel Castro — 
of organizing the blasts and 
paying Cruz Leon to carry them 
out. 

The explosions, apparently 
targeting Cuba's tourism sector, 
have shaken up government 
officials as the communist 
nation struggles to overcome a 
severe economic crisis. 


NATION 


Credit Reporting Act 
to provide quicker fix 

NEW YORK (AP) — The often 
frustrating task of correcting an 
inaccurate credit report will soon 
be a bit easier, thanks to changes 
in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

The changes, effective Oct. 1, 
won't transform the process into a 
walk in the park. But they will give 
consumers more ammunition in 
forcing the credit reporting com- 
panies, and the creditors who 
report to them, to get their infor- 
mation right. 

"Mistakes in credit reports were 
the leading consumer problem in 
the early 1990's," said Ed 
Mierzwinski of the United States 
Public Interest Research Croup. 
"Thirty-three percent of all credit 
reports, in our view, contained 
then — could still contain now — 
serious errors." 

Credit reporting companies 
already had made many of these 
changes, in some cases after states 
or the Federal Trade Commission 
accused them of violating the law. 
Of the troika of big reporting 
companies, Experian and Equifax 
Credit Information Services are 
operating under consent decrees 
with the Federal Trade 
Commission. The third, Trans 
Union Corp., is still negotiating. 


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Amherst police seek information 
to boost investigation of recent 
Hobart Ln., Main St. stabbings 


By Leigh Faulkner 

Collegian Staff 


Following two stabbing incidents that occurred at 
off-campus parties over the weekend, the Amherst 
Police department is asking students to help with the 
investigations. 

Early Sunday morning, Amherst police responded to 
a fight on Hobart Lane. 

Upon arrival, the police learned two University of 
Massachusetts students had been injured. 

Sophomore Luis Cerda was stabbed in the neck 
with a broken beer bottle and sophomore Stephen 
Murphy was kicked and punched above the neck multi- 
ple times. 

According to police detective Jennifer Gundersen, 
both men were taken to Baystate Hospital, where they 
were treated and released. 

Cerda underwent three hours of surgery and 
Murphy was given numerous stitches, said Gundersen. 
No one was arrested in this case and investigations 
are continuing. 

Within an hour of the fight at Hobart Lane, a second 
fight occurred at 625 Main St. 

Police arrested David Potenti. 20, of Worcester, who 
pleaded innocent Monday to attempted murder 
charges, as well as to two counts of assault and battery 
with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and 
battery and once count of assault with a dangerous 
weapon. 

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the party, according to court documents 

Gerritson was released form Baystate Medical 
Center on Monday, said hospital spokesman Keith 
O'Connor. 

According to police officials. Potenti was held with- 
out bail at the Hampshire House of County 
Corrections until yesterday, when he was released on 
bail after attending his dangerousness hearing. 

At the hearing, Potenti's lawyer and the district 
attorney argued whether he should remain at the 
House of Corrections until his next court appearance 
on Oct. 15. 

Potenti is not a UMass student. 
Both incidents are being investigated separately. 
If anyone has information to contribute to either 
investigation, students should call Detective 
Gundersen at 256-4015. All information will be held 
confidential. 

Although both incidents occurred off-campus, 
Associate Dean of Students |o-Anne Vanin said she 
wants students to know the importance of coming for- 
ward with any information they may have. 

"1 am pretty concerned with last weekend's inci- 
dents. It's pretty outrageous. Obviously we are always 
concerned anytime a student's safety is at risk on or 
off campus," she said. 

Vanin also added that Student Affain is supporting 
and assisting the victims as much as they can. 

"Right now were are working on getting in touch 
with the students so we can provide assistance to 
help them get started with the semester and support 
them fully with anything else they may need," -he 
said. 


Former UMass professor dead at 63 


By Jonathan Liberty 

Collegian Staff 


AMHERST - A. Bruce 
MacDonald. 63, of 140a Brittany 
Manor Drive, died Saturday at 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in 
Northampton, apparently of a heart 
attack. MacDonald was a retired pro- 
fessor of microbiology at the 
University of Massachusetts. 
MacDonald, a native of Anaconda, 


Mont., began his teaching career at 
the Harvard University of School of 
Public Health. He came to UMass in 
1978. where he was a professor and 
head of the Microbiology department 
until 1984. 

On Aug. 1 2. MacDonald was issued a 
patent for an oral vaccine comprising 
anti-idiotypic antibody to Chlamydia 
glycolipki exoantigen and process. 
He leaves his wife of 37 years, Carole 
(Cunningham) MacDonald; a son. 


loseph B. MacDonald of Chicago, lit.: 
two daughters, Maty Ellen 
MacDonald of State College, Pa., and 
Maria Elysa, Birnbaum of Phoenix. 
Ariz.; a brother. Barney MacDonald 
alifornia; two sisters. |une 
Howard of Washington state and 
Darlene Anderson «>l (.'.ilifomja; and 
a grandson, 
■ ' in' rial pifrs may 1 
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A song from far away 

Chrysal Parrot, a senior French and Italian major, tunes her Cora, a 
harp from Gambia, Africa by the Campus Pond yesterday. 


Amnesty International leads UM grad tO give talk On Mars 

fight against torture in prisons 


By Samantha Poulten 
Collegian Correspondent 


Amnesty International held its first 
meeting of the year Tuesday night. 
The meeting concerned the preven- 
tion of inhumane acts toward indi- 
viduals in other countries. 

According to |ennifer-Lynn 
lennings, co-chairwoman of 
Amnesty International, over 
two-thirds of the countries in the 
world use torture as punishment for 
crimes. 

lennings said that torture in pris- 
ons is very common, while the pris- 
oners wait many months, sometimes 
years, for a trial. These countries, 
according to lennings, are imprison- 
ing many people on the basis of false 
charges, and sometimes without 
knowledge of the charges. 


Many prisoners are simply "prison- 
ers of conscience." meaning they 
were imprisoned solely on the basis 
of their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic ori- 
gin, language, or religion. 

Amnesty International's job is to 
send letters to the heads of state in 
countries involved in violations of 
human rights and demand fair treat- 
ment of all prisoners, including a fair 
trial and an end to inhumane treat- 
ments. 

lennings said that being a part of 
Amnesty International is important 
because "[by| writing a letter you 
can save a life." 

"Isn't it easy?" asked one of the 
new members. 

Amnesty International was created 
by a British lawyer named Peter 


Turn to AMNESTY, page 3 


By Julie Siegal 

Collegian Staff 

Matthew P. Golombek, a University of Massachusetts 
graduate and chief scientist on NASA's Mars Pathfinder 
mission, will present a lecture on the mission tomorrow at 
4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium. 

The presentation, which is hosted by the Office of the 
Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is free and 
open to the public and will include a 
question-and-answer period. 

Golombek holds overall responsibility for facilitating all 
scientific experiments conducted on the mission, which 
represents NASA's first return to the Red Planet since the 
Viking landings during the 1970s. 

The mission is mainly a demonstration of new technolo- 
gies, including the free-ranging surface rover Sojourner. 
lor eventual use in future missions to Mars. 

Golombek and other scientists are trying to learn more 
about the early environment of Mars by studying ancient 
rocks. They are also trying to determine whether water 
once existed on early Mars, potentially allowing life to 
develop. 

Golombek studied the geology of Mars. Earth and the 
moon while earning his masters and doctoral degrees in 


geology from the University in 1978 and 1981. respective- 
ly- 

George McGill. retired professor of geosciences and 

Golombek's former professor, said his background in ter- 
restrial and interplanetary geology made him a good 
choice to head up the Pathfinder mission. 

"We try to give students a good foundation in both 
types of geology." McGill said. "It's critical to have a foun- 
dation in terrestrial geology." 

Nathan Bridges, another former student of McGill. is 
also at work on the mission. In his doctoral research. 
Bridges compared unusual volcanic land formations on 
Earth with similar structures on Venus. His earlier 
research focused on Mars. 

Golombek said he is enthusiastic about the mission and 
hopes his investigation of the Red Planet will continue 
into the future. 

"It doesn't get any better than being among the first 
geologists to investigate the surface geology on Mars with 
a rover," Golombek said 

Although Sojourner was designed to last a minimum of 
one week, scientists ate optimisti c thai it will last as long 
as a year. 

"I hope I'll be driving a rover on Mars for a long, long 
time." Golombek said. 



Albright urges Arafat 
to deal with terrorists 


By Barry Schweid 

Associated Press 


Attention! 

ROTC students line up for formation behind Garber Field yesterday afternoon 


JERUSALEM — After consoling 
Israeli and American victims of sui- 
cide bombs. Secretary of State 
Madeleine Albright urged Palestinian 
leader Yasser Arafat yeaterday to 
crack down on terrorists before 
expecting any tradeoffs with Israel. 

But Albright also told Israeli 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
that peacemaking required "give and 
take" on both sides \ senior State 
Department official said Albright 
advised him to open the borders u> 
Palestinian workers and resume 
repayments to the Palestinian 
Authority. 

That would help Arafat sustain an 
Offensive against terrorism over the 
long run. said the official, briefing 
reporters on Albright's three-hour 
meeting with Netanyahu on condi- 
tion of anonymity. 

Albright, making her first trip to 
the Mideast as secretary of state, is 
due to meet Arafat today in the West 
Bank town of Ramallah. 

In a clear split with Netanyahu, 
who is demanding Arafat arrest "the 
sharks and not the sardines" behind 
suicide bombing attacks. Albright 
said Israel should pull back on 00GU 
pied lands, as promised in the 1993 


olo peace accords. 

Peacemaking "cannot proceed 
without reciprocity." Albright said in 
reminding Netanvahu at a news con- 
ference that there must he "give and 
take" on both sides of the Israeli- 
Palestinian divide. Netanyhau did 
not seem impressed with the argu- 
ment, or with the arrest by Arafat's 
Palestinian Authority of scores o. 
terrorism suspects. After Israel 
released about $13 million of a $80 
million debt of withheld taxes, "the 
response I got was an embrace and a 
kiss for leaders of Hania- " 
Netanyahu said. 

"II you say one good deed 
deserves another, we deserved some- 
thing else." the prime minister said, 
referring to Arafat's embrace of a 
leader of the militant guerrilla group 
alter it claimed responsibility for a 
bombing of a lerusalem market luly 
30 that killed 15 civilians and two 
bombers. On Sept. 4. suicide bomb- 
ings took the lives of five civilians 
and three bombers. Albright visited 
Israeli victims at the Hadassah 
Universitv hospital at Mount Scopus. 
"When you actually see the people 
and see the individual injuries it 
brings it home." she said of the 
bloody attack 
One was Daniel Miller. 19, of 

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■ Israel 


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continued from page 1 

Miami, who was injured on his first 
day in Israel as a student. His mother. 
Grizzi, urged Albright to bear the 
attacks in mind "when you hug 
Arafat." Albright interrupted her. "1 
am not going to hug Arafat." she said, 
solemnly. 

At the start of a drive to salvage the 
battered peace effort. Albright bol- 
stered Israel's anxieties about terror- 
ism that has claimed 176 civilians and 
67 soldiers since the Oslo accord was 
concluded in September 1993. 

"Security is at the center of my 
agenda," Albright said outside the 
prime minister's office. 

"There is no moral equivalent 
between killing people and building 
houses." she said, referring to 
Palestinian complaints that Israel was 
expanding its grip on Icrusalcm, 
expanding Jewish settlements and lev- 
eling the homes of Palestinians in 
retaliation for terrorist raids. 

While there is no way to prevents 
all acts of terror. Israel has "a right to 
expect a comprehensive effort in de- 
legitimizing those who practice it," 


Albright said. "The Palestinian 
Authority must take unilateral steps 
and actions to root out the terrorist 
infrastructure." 

The Palestinians KCUM Netanyahu 
of using security as a excuse to evade 
commitments for phased pullbacks on 
the West Bank and other pcacemak 
ing gestures. 

But Netanyahu said: "Before we arc 
asked to give additional territory we 
have a right to demand ... a vigorous 
effort to fight terrorists and dismantle 
their structure." 

However. Israeli President Ezer 
Weizman was reported by a U.S. off! 
cial to have told Albright that the 
Clinton administration should be 
ready to pressure Netanyahu to imple- 
ment a pullback. "It's time to produce 
some maps." Weizman said, accord- 
ing to the official. 

Weizman also was said to have sug- 
gested the United States host a peace- 
making conference along the lines of 
the Camp David talks in 1978 that 
produced a peace treaty between 
Israel and Egypt a year later. 


Campus Police Log 


Accident — Property Damage 

s,/.t. s> 

A minor two vehicle accident 
occurred on Mullina Wuy. 

Annoying Behavior 

Si-,,t. 3 

UMI'n assisted Herkshire Oining 
Commons Mtinuger with an individual. 
Sept. 9 

Zaehary I . Bergen, is. of 368 im 
St.. Brooklyn. NY. and Ryan N. Lynch. 
m. of 8 Wayside Ave.. Byt'ield. were 
.ii tested in Cashin Resilience 1 lull for 
possession of a class 15 drug and pos- 
session to distribute ■ class l"> drug. 
Sept. lO 

Fireworks were set from Southwest 
Mall. 

Burglary/Breaking and Entering 

Sept. 5 

A stereo was stolen from a vehicle In 
parking lot 1 1 on Stadium Drive. 
1 stimated value $200. 

A vehicle In parking lot 1 1 on 
Stadium Drive was broken into and a 
stereo was stolen. Estimated loss and 
damages $1440. 

Sept. 6 

Four vehicles in parking lot 32 on 
Massachusetts Avenue were broken 
into. 

A vehicle In parking lot 22 on 
University Drive was broken into, 
stereo and speakers were stolen. 

A vehicle broken into in parking lot 
22 had its speakers and radar stolen. 
Estimated value $J40. 
Sept. 7 

Alexander Tejada. 21. of 413 
Pleasant St.. Ilolyoke. Robert L. 
Sisson, 20. 688 of High St.. Ilolyoke 
and Peter L. Cavette. 14. of 1° Beemis 


By Deborah Seward 
Associated Press 


PARIS — Princess Diana's driver ingested a 
dangerous cocktail of alcohol and prescription 
drugs, prosecutors said yesterday, a combination 
doctors say can cause drowsiness, trouble concen- 
trating and impaired vision. 

A third blood test to determine the alcohol level 
of driver Henri Paul detected fluoxetine — the 
antidepressant best known as Prozac — and 
tiapride, used to prevent aggression and treat alco- 
holism. 

Side effects of Prozac can include shaking, anxi- 
ety and impaired vision. Both medications can 
cause drowsiness when combined with alcohol. 
"Prudence in the use of these medications is nor- 



St.. ChlcOpee were arrested on 
University Drive for nighttime break- 
ing and entering, destruction of proper- 
ty greater than $250 and larceny in uiei 
$250. 

A vehicle in parking lot 33 on 
University Drive was broken into, a 
radar detector and cell phone were 
stolen. 
Sept. S 

A vehicle in parking lot 22 on 
University Drive was broken Into, the 
stereo was stolen. 

Disturbance 

Sept. 5 

There was a disturbance between 
two individuals at a bus stop on 
Presidents Drive. 

Drug Law Offenses 
Sept. 5 

A backpack that was reported stolen 
was recovered and contained an illegal 
substance. 

Larceny 
Sept. 5 

An individual reported his bike 
stolen from Whitmore Administration 
Building. Estimated value $260. 

A wallet that was reported stolen was 
located In the W.E.B. Dubois Library. 
Sept. 6 

A license plate was stolen from a 
vehicle In parking lot 1 1 on Stadium 
Drive. 

An individual from Kennedy 
Residence I lull reported his ID card 
stolen. 
Sept. S 

A license plate was stolen from a 
vehicle in parking lot 64. 

Two mountain bikes were stolen 


from I lamlin Residence 1 hi"- 
Sept. 9 

A mountain bike was stolen from the 
basement storage urea ol Thatcher 
Residence Hall. Estimated value $640. 

An individual from Prince Residence 
Hall reported an ATM card stolen 
from the mail. 

A reported Stolen credit card was 
used for purchase at the Campus 
Center University Si. 

Liquor Law Violations 
Sept. 5 
Donald E. Blackwell III. 20. 56 
tar St.. Taunton, wus arrested on 

Massachusetts Avenue for illegal pos- 
session and transport of liquor and 
possession of a Class D drug. 
Sept. t> 

James M. Currin, 19. 31 Pine drove 
St.. Fairhaven was arrested on 
University Drive lor possession and 
transportation of liquoi 

Traffic Stop 

Sept. 7 

Lidia K. Williams. 18. 37 
Weatherglass In.. East Falmouth was 
arrested for operating a vehicle under 
the influence of liquor, transporting 
liquor and possession of a class D 
drug. 

Vandalism 

Sept. 5 

Children throwing rocks at a North 
Village Apartment were given a warn- 
ing. 
Sept. 6 

A vehicle in parking lot 22 on 
Massachusetts Avenue was damaged. 

A vending machine was vandalized 
in Bartlett Hall. 


Blood test shows Diana's driver took drugs 


mally recommended to drivers." the prosecutors' 
statement said. A report by the first policeman at 
the scene of the crash that killed Princess Diana, 
her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and their driver Aug. 31 
provided new details yesterday about first aid 
efforts and the behavior of photographers who had 
been chasing her. 

The policeman, who was on patrol nearby, says 
right after calling for help he was alerted by a wit- 
ness that Diana was in the car. Rescuers tried to 
Keep Diana "conscious as much as possible, by 
talking to her and tapping her on the cheek" and 
asked "me to keep her head straight," the officer 
wrote in his report, which was seen by the 
Associated Press. 

The photographers were "virulent, pushing, 
while continuing to take photos, deliberately pre- 
venting help from being given to the victim," the 


report said. 

The photographers' behavior and the driver's 
condition are two focal points of the investigation. 

Prozac wouldn't necessarily worsen the effects 
of alcohol, but tiapride would, said Dr. Michel 
Cratlet, a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment 
of alcoholism. 

"At this level of alcohol intake, the risks came 
from the use of alcohol." Cratlet said. "But the fact 
he took medicine with alcohol could have 
impaired his vision, reduced his concentration and 
diminished his vigilance." 

The prosecutor's statement said the fluoxetine 
was found at a "therapeutic" level — the dosage a 
doctor might prescribe — but did not specify the 
quantity. The tiapride was at a level considered 
less than therapeutic — closer to over-the-counter 
strength. 



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Thursday, September 11, 1997 / Page J 


VanSchaikwyk Hillel House hosts lecture series T^ff 

oouth Africa's 
next president 


CAPE TOWN. South Africa (AP) 
— The National Party, which started 
apartheid and ruled South Africa for 
decades, chose its youngest-ever 
leader today in an attempt to bolster 
its sagging popularity. 

Martinus van Schalkwyk, the 
party's executive director, was select- 
ed to replace former President F.W. 
de Klerk, who announced two weeks 
ago he was stepping down as the 
party's head and quitting politics. 

Van Schalkwyk. 37. becomes the 
eighth National Party leader. The 
party has seen its influence steadily 
erode since President Nelson 
Mandela's African National Congress 
won the first all-race elections in 
April 1994. 

Divisions within the party and reve- 
lations of abuses by government 
agents during apartheid appear to 
doom any hope the party has of gain- 
ing broad support in a nation that is 
75 percent black. 

Without change, there has been 
speculation it could become a fringe